This is an uplifting tale of aging, told from the viewpoint of a 90+ former circus veterinarian now living in a nursing home. His life included an ivy league education, financial ruin, romance, drama, and more. His story is told in chapters alternating between reminiscences and present day realities of nursing home life. This is one of the best books I've read lately; it is entertaining, compelling, humorous, and serious all at the same time. The ending may surprise you. It did me.