What makes this book different from others of its genre is, in addition to giving the readers first hand experience of working with the community, the author consciously confronts their deficiencies in understanding the dynamics of life in the Community in the initial days, and how living with the community helped them making their work more meaningful over the years. For those of us who aspire to be public health workers, this book helps to decipher the thin line between 'working for the community' and 'working with the community'. The author through his stories presents us with an informed choice to make - if we have the right intention to work with the community, all we need is little patience to listen to voices of the community before we intervene in their lives. Or we could just turn a blind eye and glorify our work for the community and ignore the very fact that the so called development interventions seems irrational to the community if they are not designed to meet their felt needs. Overall the book is a must read for everyone who aspire to practice public health.