A senior psychologist at the Menninger Department of Psychiatry at Baylor, Harper describes how different personalities deal with different medical illnesses. The volume is well organized according to the DSM-IV personality disorder diagnostic categories and considers subclinical personality traits as well. In each case, Harper summarizes the clinical manifestations of personality in terms of social support, coping, and relationships with health care providers. He ties personality to preventive behavior (i.e., disease detection and help-seeking), diagnosis of disease, illness representation, and health behaviors (i.e., adherence, resource utilization, and secondary gain). Harper’s description of personality features is so well articulated that the clinical descriptions of patients with specific personality disorders and specific medical illnesses flow logically from the theoretical framework. One of the advantages of a single-author work is the consistency of style and theoretical framework. As such, this book is useful as a reference or textbook that readers might selectively dip into, depending on the patient’s medical and personality diagnosis. A few case studies or extended clinical anecdotes would have made it even more clinically relevant.