Despite the author's avowed goal to explore technical, theoretical, and ethical aspects of the theory and practice of brief therapy, one suspects that this was not necessarily the defined goal at the time each of these interviews was conducted. This is not to say that the interviews aren't interesting. This is an eclectic collection. Some interviews are structured and focused, some conversational and meandering. In one of the best interviews, Donald Meichenbaum articulately describes his rationale for combining a narrative constructionist approach with a cognitive-behavioral model in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder. In another chapter, Bill O'Hanlon thoughtfully discusses how he has used the techniques of Carl Rogers, hearing and acknowledging the felt experiences to modify a solution-oriented approach in working with sexual abuse. With the exception of these interviews, the treatment of significant psychiatric illness is not addressed. One interview contains a very personal account of how life events shaped a therapist's approach to clinical work. Other interviews contain esoteric discussions of theory, hermeneutics, and whether it is possible to "know reality."