Most of the authors of the chapters are psychologists and researchers. David Spiegel is the only M.D., and his work with hypnosis and memory retrieval is well-known. The book is well written, well edited, and well referenced. For the researcher, the current notions of the effect of childhood sexual abuse on adults are evident, but the issues raised suggest that further research is needed. For the clinician, the book is especially helpful in understanding the motivation, behavior, and attitude of victims of child sexual abuse who come for help with psychological problems as adults. Only by understanding the linkages between child sexual abuse and risky adult sexual behavior can therapists institute intervention and risk prevention.