Trondheim's message throughout the book is clear. Sure, the focus seems to be on the goofiness of how the human mind works, but really, it's a celebration of the human experience and the magic hiding in the world all around us. It's there in the subtitle, "My Shadow in the Distance." There are moments throughout the book in which Trondheim pauses from dwelling on the inconveniences of life and the small mistakes he's made to focus on the wonders around him. It's particularly apparent when he snorkels off a tropical coral reef, but one can even find it in his amazement at his own body's ability to expel something big and disgusting as it heals itself. Read Full Review
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