In this age of reality TV, where the shallow pursuit of celebrity seems to be at the expense of talent and sincerity, this book comes as a breath of fresh air. Dr Moody's prose unwittingly, but most wittily, takes a swat at these 'fly-on-the-wall' shows. Following on from the relative success of View from the Surgery (well, most of his relatives managed to borrow a copy!) this second volume of tales from life in general practice details his 3-dimensional patients with all their genuine concerns, illnesses and foibles. Dr Moody does not offer up platitudes or placebos but gets to the heart of the condition each time, and with a warmth and humour that cannot be witnessed on any flat-screen TV.