Last week we were also told to find and read this book (above). I have been reading it and have found it to be an exceptionally good read, one that is inspirational and has a very heart-warming, happy-go-lucky attitude to dealing with life. Some of the experiences the author mentions about himself help to get the read to follow what a particular chapter is trying to teach.
There are also some very nice stories that go along with about other people either historical or not and it really helps paint a picture of the problems people face when dealing with others of their own species. I am only just beginning this book and have managed to read three chapter and am now in the second section (part 2).
I have been highly recommend this book to everyone I know, and to whomever reads this post you should buy it too.