The art of conversational prose is a difficult one, if you want a lesson, read this book. It is as if Mel is sitting down next to you revealing her life story, so make yourself comfy, sit back and enjoy! The story itself is one that will inspire you but may also scare you. However, if you have the backbone of the author you have every reason for optimism regards your future. The book is a warning that in your life journey, you need to be on the look-out for the controllers and sociopaths amongst us. Your buffer against their manipulation and harm, accordingly to Mel's philosophy, is the power of positive thought and the ability to learn that real friends are there to help. Mel is a positive force with a positive message for humanity and I fully recommend you take some time out to discover the message and enjoy the ride.