This was a wonderful book for me to read. It told me how Jules Verne lived. He grew up in Nantes,France, moved to Paris, France, and ended up living in the outskirts later. He was poor in the apartment that he lived in in Paris, and ended up in the stock exchange. It told me what ailed him. He had a lot of strees, but toward the end of his life he had 10 times as much stess, which led to him having his entire body paralyzed, which led to his death. this book tells all you'll ever need to know about Jules Verne.