As usual , someone told me to read this book. I've always been fascinated by those people who have an absolute passion for something and maintain the interest and enthusiasm for it for years. I tend to be a dabbler here and there, getting a toe wet, but finding a towel to dry it off! this woman took Karate lessons for over 20 years and still is taking them. She improved her anxiousness/fear of all things, and becomes a woman of strength for herself and her family (her two children also take Karate). The journey was not an easy one, but perseverance and commitment carried her through. I learned a lot about how to be brave, and how society makes women self-criticize. Doing this makes women weak - be strong - hit something!