Gai Eaton's autobiography about "Gai" is entertaining, enlightening and brutally honest as I guess was the man himself. For Muslims, here is a reminder about the human condition and one great man's attempt to both accept this and yet to go beyond this world. Here is a reminder in clear and accessible language about the essence of the faith, without which all is just blind habit. For non-Muslims, here is a man who defies the common stereotypes of the Muslim world and its peoples today. In his story, both can come together as indeed they did for him.