The authors’ enterprise was to describe and explain the crisis in the theory and practice of psychiatry and to offer a remedy. In my opinion, however, the first sentences of the acknowledgment indicate how their project went awry. They refer to their efforts to construct not a "Tower of Pisa" but an "Eiffel Tower" so as to scan the broad landscape. This analogy (typical of the prose style) explains why instead of building a book on Hobson’s own solid expertise, the scientist and the science writer went around interviewing leading figures in the various subdisciplines of psychiatry. As a result, sections of this "overview" recount material that has been described (more convincingly) by those who have actually worked in the subspecialty and written books directed, like this one, at the general reader. I have in mind, among others, Descartes’ Error by Damasio (1), The Emotional Brain by LeDoux (2), The Antidepressant Era by Healy (3), and Mood Genes by Barondes (4). Other sections reveal a woeful ignorance of health policy and medical economics.