Though Dr. Climo asks lots of questions about his own diagnostic skills, he never answers them; the answers, I think, would have knit this narrative together far more coherently. Dr. Climo presumably wrote his book before the current recession that likely affected many professional men and women as he had been affected. But being laid off has always been a devastating experience, and we get little sense of that from Dr. Climo's narrative. I wish he had applied more of his insight overtly to this part of his experience. Grief, loss of control, disruption, changes in one's life course at 65—this story lingers behind the book in a way that makes the strung-together anecdotes feel superficial and at times superfluous.