I can't remember when I last laughed out loud reading a book. Especially a book about... what is it about?
Magic ? Yes, because we can all use some magic in our lives - in fact, we are doing so without noticing it. Ever read adverts ?, watch T.V.? support a good cause ? You're doing magic. Dukes can help!
Philosophy ? Yes, because Dukes has thought deeply and curiously about the way things are, the way they work - or don't. Whatever you think, you'll find something new to think about in these essays. (You have been warned)
Psychology ? Dukes would disavow himself as a psychologist, but his efforts to understand why he thinks and does - and fails to do - are some of the 'laugh out loud' bits. And the wisest. I have an image of being led down byways by Dukes' self-deprecating tales, chuckling as I went, only to find it was a cul-de-sac. And a mirror instead of a way out.
Artificial Intelligence; What women really want; His Most Divine Holiness Sri Baba Rebop; Frank Sinatra's place in the witches' sabbath; Sir Roger Penrose's in consciousness studies; Passion Homes; Naughty things to do in New Age workshops; Virtual Reality. It's all here and more besides.
He did it in his holidays. Give yourself a treat and read it in yours.