A labor of love is not only a sentimental commentary on goals accomplished in the name of tenacity and sacrifice, driven by superior causes or principle-laden exhortations. In the writing of a book, a labor of love is, essentially, a tribute to generations of teachers, to thousands of real and potential students, to knowledge that is needed because it is there and we may not know it. And it is—it must be—a solid piece of work in order to catch the attention of readers and become a truly credible source of information. The Handbook of Cultural Psychiatry is, in this sense, a labor of love. Nowadays a sole-author book is a rarity (although Dr. Tseng is listed as editor, he is the only author named in the book). As he points out, it took a profound vocation and the right mentors along the way, several decades of work, the review of thousands of bibliographic materials, the advice of dozens of consultants, and the continuous support of many individuals. The results are rewarding: this is a gem of a book, a rich source of data, a catalog of needs and problems to solve, and a call for more work. Like many volumes of this magnitude (nine sections, 50 chapters, almost 100 illustrations and tables), it is not perfect. But perfection is not even another rarity; it simply does not exist.