This is a simple, quick read told in a straightforward fashion. I came away with a sense that the real Lali Sokolov was a bright, quick-witted man with a huge, generous heart. He did what he needed to do in order to survive, just as anyone would do when facing possible death each day. How fortunate we are that he finally, as an old man, told his story as he remembered it some 60 years later. I have no patience for those who nit-pick the details of his 3 years of surviving Auschwitz – this is his narrative, his truth, as he remembered it and shared the details with the author. A worthwhile read.