As for the latter qualities, I find this collection of case reports rather lacking in focus and consistency, as might be expected from more than 20 therapists, but many of the cases hardly can qualify as examples of psychotherapy. The collection is divided into five chapters on couples’ issues, working with children, psychotherapy in modern life, "the tools of the trade," and "the impossible case." The selection of case material seems rather arbitrary if not idiosyncratic. For instance, in the chapter on couples’ issues we have a white/black marriage presented as if it were a common or typical occurrence. In at least two problematic examples presented, I would suggest that inadequate attention was paid to the depression of the husbands.