This is a self help book. I really enjoyed it and found it helpful. It is worth re-reading to refresh my memory of the important ideas. If you liked the velveteen rabbit, and have the desire to be and feel real, then this is a good book for you. While this book uses the velveteen rabbit story and quotes to reinforce points, etc. it is written by a professional and deals with issues in adult lives. Prior knowledge of or interest in the velveteen rabbit story is not necessary.