At one level this book is an interesting and easy summer read, a perfect poolside book for a busy working parent who has an interest in enriching or even revitalizing interest in the intellectually stimulating aspects of a career as a mental health professional. Although the styles vary from chapter to chapter, many chapters contain clinical vignettes that bring life to the issue at hand. A particularly good example can be found in the chapter called "Responding to Boundary Conflicts in Community Settings." Many psychiatrists equate the term "boundary conflicts" with that slippery slope that leads office-based therapists into sexual indiscretion. As noted in this chapter, boundary conflicts can occur within a broad context for the community psychiatrist who is often confronted with dual-role conflicts, such as the patient who becomes a staff member at your clinic, the well-intended case worker who projects her own New Age beliefs onto unstable clients, or the parent who becomes a member of the board of directors of your agency.