Lynne Stewart's book is captivating and compelling as she chronicles her path to realizing her humanity. Her instincts to love and be loved were thwarted as she grew up. Her trust in the goodness of life was betrayed. Hidden behind thick walls of misery and loneliness at twenty-eight tender, caring words were spoken to her. Her life changed forever. He became her psychotherapist. She survives the intense psychoanalytic psychotherapy and allows the reader to experience her epiphany as she emerges ready to live life to the fullest. Her ability to identify with others labeled "mentally ill" informs the next phase of her life. She becomes an advocate and organizer. The book is a must read for anyone struggling through the labyrinthine mystery of how to get emotional or psychological help in America today. Lynne has given a message of hope to the hopeless by showing others who suffer, another way out of pain. Twenty of her original drawings and paintings illustrate the facets of her journey.