Dr. John (Jack) O'Handley looks back at growing up as a Navy brat who spent six years in a Trappist monastery before deciding to embark on a career as a doctor. As the oldest son of a career naval officer and his wife, Marie, the author grew up in many parts of the world. His father was one of five children born to a former Catholic priest and his wife in Brooklyn. While he grew up in a loving family, the author's father never did understand his decision to drop out of college to enter monastic life. In this memoir, he looks back at his life as a Trappist monk as well as what eventually led him to pursue a career in medicine-as well as how he fell in love with a nursing student named Hannah. The two eventually married and started a family. Join the author as he offers fascinating glimpses into a life along the road less traveled, including his time as a monk, family physician, and tending to the homeless of Columbus, Ohio, for more than twenty-five years as a street doctor.