In the compelling memoir Ascension, Dr. Simone Bahou details his journey to spiritual awakening and how he found his way back to joy after experiencing the overwhelming power of a controlling father, the depths of depression, and a lack of independence. Dr. Bahou, a doctor of chiropractic, defines ascension as a spiritual journey that helped him aspire beyond what was expected of him, in order to find a clear purpose in life. As he narrates his life s journey to date, he relays how dealing with his father s rage and fear as a child inspired him to reevaluate his life at his darkest moment while lying in a hospital on suicide watch. As he shares his reflections and contemplations using personal anecdotes and the stories of others, he illustrates how he has come to comprehend various spiritual concepts while exploring the doubts, fears, and perplexities he relied on as he gradually developed a new understanding of life. From a childhood filled with emotional challenges through his battle with alcohol abuse and finally to his realization that he too could live a blissful life, Dr. Bahou s story will inspire others to seek more peace, love, and joy in their own lives."