I would really like to rate this 3 1/2 stars. I did enjoy this book but would not count it among my personal favorites. The cases are bizarre and entertaining while also being serious and somewhat educational. The author is a psychiatrist who recounts his experiences with some of his most unusual cases. The saying that real life is better than fiction applies here. The author's writing is entertaining while also giving interesting insight into the field of psychiatry that is easy enough for a layperson to understand. I enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone interested in psychiatry or just really strange mental issues in people.