Kenny Pieper is the English teacher you wish you had. Wise, funny, quietly encouraging and patient, Kenny's prose makes for a comforting accompaniment into what is both a memoir and a call to arms. Bigging up reading's an easy win with teachers, but not so much with disgruntled Glaswegian teens. We could argue about whether the -˜for pleasure' part matters all that much - maybe the ability to read is more important than the desire to do so - and if there were a sure-fire formula for getting people to do things they didn't want to do then its discoverer would surely rule the world. But, if anyone can, Kenny can. This is a useful and, dare I say, pleasurable addition to any teacher's bookshelf.