I bought and read the book and quite enjoyed it, but not because I necessarily agreed with or even liked the author as portrayed.
I felt that he wanted to be a published author and did the senshusei course so he would have an experience to write about.
I trained for a year under Paul Stephens and Eva Stauffer, who are both mentioned in the book. I have a hard time reconciling the Paul of the book with Paul Sensei, whom I found to be a patient and generous teacher with considerable sense of humour.
Worth a read though, if only so you can disagree with the man. :-) I guess it wasn't written with the Aikidoka audience in mind.
Last edited by ianb : 03-06-2003 at 04:46 PM.