This is a book that anyone fond of good writing skills will love. Set within the cultural and political Czech Republic of the 1990's, the story begins with an offer from a businessman and corrupt politician to a local teacher. The politician's spoilt elder twenty year old daughter is hopelessly depressed, and the teacher is supposed to give her creative writing lessons (or actually anything that will make this rich selfcentered girl start talking with her parents again). Viewegh is a phenomenal story teller, always surprising you with new ironic retrospectives on events and people which often grow into a grotesque saga. This book will appeal to readers from Middle and Eastern European countries or any other country in transition. This book is a quick read, but one that can't be let go so easily. The reader will find herself thumbing back to favorite and amusing segments of the (in the major part) actually true story.