This is a readable and inspiring book about teaching, written by a teacher. As the title suggests, it goes deep into the motivations and experiences of teachers, implying that the generative force for a teacher’s effectiveness is his/her ‘inner landscape’. To substantiate his ideas and arguments, Palmer adds many anecdotes from his own life that teachers everywhere may find relatable. Many readers also find the work to be inspiring and heart-warming. This book is a good read for practitioners who want to reflect on the ‘why’ of teaching.