Overall, an excellent work. In a day where some books are more like a mere waste of paper than literature, this surprising book stands apart. Though the title seems like the book may appeal to a young audience, it is in fact, a tool for adults. “How to Overcome…” finds a delightful balance between scientific explanation, professional advice, and personal anecdote. It is a book that redefines the expectation of what qualifies as “hard to put down.” Most readers would not consider a medical text to be good bedtime or stuck-in-a-waiting-room reading. In fact, most readers, when caught in a waiting room, have either brought their own book or reach for a quick-skim magazine. If you find yourself in a waiting room with a copy of “How to Overcome…”, save your personal book for later, put down the Redbook or Highlights, and pick it up! I almost guarantee that in one chapter, you’ll be wondering how you can take it with you. Bonnick certainly has the qualifications to write a dental-advice text, but what surprises you is how readable and enjoyable his writing style is. Well worth every page!