This book is not hagiography; Spencer P. Jones was not a saint, nor would he wish to be canonised as such. Spencer could be as flaky as he was trusting, as frustrating as he was loveable. In the course of researching this biography I witnessed first-hand the good and not-so-good of Spencer's personality: his intelligence and humour, his trust and generosity, his laissez-faire approach to time management, his well-meaning financial dissonance. Spencer was his own worst enemy, and at particular times in his life, his behaviour undermined both his career and some of his closest relationships. Spencer P. Jones did bad things, but he was never a bad person. He was just Spencer. And there will never be another like him.