This was a great story, warts and all . An inspiring auto-biography that proves that you can reach the top no matter what your background. Considering Carlos kicked against the the routine and path that his father chose for him it is even more wonderful what he has eventually achieved. On the back of this I bought three DVD's of his ballet work. That is a first for me and they were all terrific in their way. The last paragraph will get you a lump in your throat though!