White Orchid Press has published many interesting and informative books on Southeast Asia; unfortunately, Julie Sell's is not among them. Sell promises an insight into what she calls the 'little known country' of Burma through the accounts of people on the street. Some reading this might protest that Burma is all-too-well understood. Even so, neither to those new to Burma nor those who have read much already about the country and its peoples is this book likely to offer any genuine insight. While the book may yet have some value in contributing to the quantity of debate upon Burma, those interested in understanding Burma or empathising with its peoples may well do better to turn to Rory Maclean's Under the Dragon or Christina Fink's Living in Silence; in my opinion, two of the best books, both readily available, for attaining this end.