This book is an eye opener into the emotional impact of the training and reality of life as a doctor. A reality where a lot is learnt on the job and carries the burden of an image promoted by the media. Where the magic and breathless excitement of those wanting to make a difference by helping to save lives can quickly fade. Doctors are born into a world where society expects their doctors to cope and many learn there is a huge gap between theory and practice. My favourite quote from the book was ‘we read stories to make sense of the world, to better understand our own situations and challenges’ Location 1345. The author left school at 15, returned to study in her thirties and completed her medical training. After a life of experiences which included worry, laughter, despair and some things you don’t/cant forget she switched to psychology. Told with compassion and displays of resilience this is her story. A great book guaranteed to educate and hold your attention. I recommend this to anyone in the medical field and the general public. Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a free digital copy of the book in return for an honest review.