This is a story about decency, family politics, family, fear, and triumph. Teaching is the canvas but the portrait is so much richer and more colourful. This book will capture and absorb you. Fear of failure is a powerful motivator and as John Fioravanti battles and defeats his demons you will find yourself cheering for him as if he were contesting a sporting event. Teaching is not a discipline confined to schools, and the lessons in this book about planning, listening, empathizing and sympathizing have applicability to all professions and walks of life ? from a police lieutenant training officers to a sales manager teaching sales representatives and everything else in between. John Fioravanti shaped, elevated, and improved the lives thousands of young people. After you've read this short story, you'll be fulfilled and uplifted.