I got this book because I'm just about to see Angkor Wat, Cambodia, next week. In addition to that, in a few months, I'll be visiting Japan. I'm aware that Buddhism is the majority's religion in these two countries; hence, I want to have knowledge on this to make me appreciate their culture even more. Even though I have tackled Buddhism in my history class decades ago, I'm glad that this served as a refresher course. I found it interesting to read about the Eightfold Path, Karma, Nirvana, and meditation (all of which are keys to having a peaceful life, in my opinion), and I'm happy because unlike my educational years, I can finally understand it at present. Good read!