Given the thousands of people who work in NGOs or who volunteer, you'ld think more tales would have been put to paper. Also, given what happened in Cambodia over the last 40 years you'ld expect more travelogue and fiction; sadly there is very little. These two factors alone make the book a required read. The Anderson's have clearly done some important work, they have a fascinating story to tell and their modesty shines. Anybody who has ever been to the mysterious land will feel some connextion. So why only two stars? firstly, much of their history is inaccurate or at least uses some confusing terminology. More importantly, the writing style makes my teeth grate: infested with cliche and lazy turns of phrase, it can be a frustrating book to read. It seems like it was written and edited in a hurry, with no thought for the words being put down. If you perservere, you will find a wonderful story, full of real human feeling, and often quite moving....IF you perservere.