In any event, I think every child should have to read this book --- makes them appreciate their own parents much more.
Did not work in my case, the 1/3 of my kids who is currently pissed that she was raised free range loves this book.
I loved it, the brutal honesty of the Author is something that I see way too little of in America today. And the appreciation of education, real education not the indoctrination that takes place in the "education" system. "Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel." is only slightly less fabulous, especially the parts about not being a victim just because "you" are a woman and the descriptions of daily ranch life in the old West.