This is a story of John Murphy from his childhood to mid-life. He got a good start in life going to a Catholic school and was a good student. He perhaps leaned from time to time to a little conceit, but it was hard for him not to. He always seemed to do better than other students in class - but does not Pride come before a Fall? Perhaps that is the question of this book. At the moment of his life when everything seems to be rosy and fine, John finds himself in the middle of a tragic car crash which resulted in months and months of suffering. All his life John had been a guitar player and singer, and he got much solace from it. But, because of certain difficulties with his moods and physical limitations from his burns from the fire, he decided to give up the guitar. He made a shift to writing what he hoped would be important literary works. The romantic artist becomes a writer of books. Now we leave John to his new profession. The switch is not all that hard to understand. He had been artistic all along and had enjoyed writing even though it was more of a James Taylor - Cat Stevens style of writing. It is the difference between writing the lyrics of a song and the words of a book. After coming to terms with the fact that he would not be playing the guitar any more, John wrote a series of books. They were not necessarily related to each other. They were different perspectives on things. As things turned out, all of his books were good. The first was ironically the best. But John has a fertile mind. Who knows what he is capable of? Who knows what he will write next?