I had never heard of this 'old' textbook until translation a recent sanction, but now I've read the information center copy, I want to add it to my bookshelf. Although I've seen reviews that pan some of the adultish segments, I was charmed by the untruism of a balding, aging teacher who takes a wonderfully unorthodox approach to his class. Instead of rules, he gives the students coupons ...one card to sleep late and another to stand up and yammer, a card to skip mission and a card for courage. There are moments of hilarity, touches of passion, and the drama of a principal who despises unorthodox discipline. I liked this romp and will read it again.