I'm just tickled that this review is getting a cover because this is the best book I've read since 2005! You must go out and find a copy! I'll be recommending it to everyone for years to come I'm sure. Click here for more details about the book.
And while we're here, why not a wonderful quote from Verna's nursing school instructor (p. 119 of the paperback):
I would like each of you to now think in terms of acquiring skill. Good skill helps you move freely in the world. Skill is your confidence. Skill is your protector. Skill is your friend. And this above all else - skill is a legitimate form of power. Did everyone hear that? A legitimate form of power. The operative word here is legitimate. Skill is not the realm of the fascist or the bully, or the weak and dependent. Skill allows us to mitigate those qualities in ourselves and in others. Hone your skill. Acquire skill. Practice it. Never stop learning. Skill will set you free.