Dr Adams’ journey through the academic mist started way back in 1976 when he enrolled in the Aboriginal Task Force with the South Australia Institute of Technology (SAIT). The introduction to the processes of academia was through an interview in the stairwell exit of the old Darwin post office. This book is about courage and determination and how the author turned his life around to become a respected leader in his own right. It is an inspirational story laced with humour, raw emotion and spirit. It’s about the accidental journey of an angry young man from Darwin who got into pub fights at the drop of a hat and who eventually found himself in Adelaide studying social work.