I adore this book.
I first stumbled upon it in the library of a Tibetan tea house in the heart of the Belgian(!) Ardennes. I decided to find a copy as soon as I got home.
It tells the story of a troubled youth, who with the help of generous mentors found a way to redeem himself.
Through sheer power of will, intrinsic motivation and dedication to daily practice, he continually developed, and eventually became a spiritual inspiration to many.