RaveThe New York Times Book Review... a narrative that is compelling, unconventional and powerfully told ... [Grue\'s] genius becomes evident in his mastery of language and his profound success in the academic world ... By his admission, Grue strives in his writing for what he calls \'the condensed,\' choosing his words carefully and rendering these essays with language that is terse, direct and without garnish. He offers messages of wisdom that will resonate long after you’ve finished the memoir ... Even allowing for its translation from Norwegian, this is serious stuff (if you’re looking for giggles, you are in the wrong section) ... It must be said that Grue is tough company. This is a story of intense difficulty, which was surely difficult to write and is sometimes difficult to read. But it’s worth the investment. From behind the veil of disability, he shares valuable insight about the human condition. Do pay attention to that man behind the curtain. He has a lot to say.