To get the most of out the book, there are many fun and entertaining activities the reader can do over and over again, and which help us to see more clearly when we being helped or when we are being manipulated, brainwashed and tricked. And readers can learn when and how to protect themselves from unwanted influence. The author, David Sobel, M.D., is a practicing physician and presents ideas that are easy to read and absorb. The book is illustrated by artist Jeff Jackson with a cast of teen characters and images to help highlight these ideas. The All About Me Series from Hoopoe Books presents books to help you understand yourself and how you, as a human being, work. This is fundamental information, but we often forget to teach you about it in school. For example, what psychologists know about how we see, think, and feel. How these abilities work, how they change, grow or get stuck and how reliable they are as we try to make sense of ourselves, our friends, our relatives and the world around us. There is good, solid information readily available and scientifically validated … and it’s all about you … and me.