Despite winning the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2008, Philip Schultz could never shake the feeling of being exiled to the bottom set in school. Not until his son was diagnosed with dyslexia, did Schultz realise that he suffered from the same condition. In his moving memoir, Schultz traces his difficult childhood. In doing so, he shows how a boy who did not learn to read until he was eleven went on to become a prize-winning poet by sheer force of determination. His balancing act - life as a member of a family with two dyslexics, countered by his successes as a writer - reveals an inspiring story of the strengths of the human mind.