"AN ADVANCE NOTICE: THIS IS not a book about living a more gracious life. Nor is it written to stir sentimentality or foster sophistication. On the contrary, it’s an endeavor best undertaken with the sleeves rolled up. Prepare to get your hands dirty. We’ll be digging down to the rudiments. It’s about unearthing something in ourselves that has been lost, buried, or obscured. It’s about reconnecting with the less acknowledged, let alone less appreciated, layers of ourselves. It’s about getting to the very essence of what makes us human and tapping into our genetic recipe for health, happiness, and fulfillment."