I really enjoyed this book. I do feel that what McCarthy sets out to discover about himself, most men would never choose to find. As I read about the various trips through the book, I found myself thinking that I could go there and do that too. His writing makes you feel that you are there with him experiencing the same feelings and making the same discoveries. And throughout it all he weaves a tale of a love for one woman making honest admissions about himself that most of us keep secret. He is no longer the man that every woman thinks they want. He is a real man, going through real life trials that we all experience.