I was going to start this review by listing categories of people that should read this book: people interested in gender roles, people interested in family, people interested in science, people interested in human folly, women, men... I couldn't stop listing. Everyone should read this book. It is a fascinating chronicle of of one man's life that serves as an allegory for the hubris of science and all sorts of other trouble. It's also an indictment of Freud, which I like, too.