Editors and authors, Greg Stevens and Wendy Luke, have assembled both a very practical and entertaining "insiders view" of what goes on behind museums' "mysterious" walls for outsiders as well as insiders. The world of museums and those who work within these organizations need to know how to move into and also navigate their own careers once within. Here is a unique "go to guide" published by AAM Press of the American Association of Museums - the organization that is a leader in its field. Stevens and Luke, professionals themselves, share their knowledge generously throughout the book. They also call on over two dozen other museum professionals who in turn provide insights, specific knowledge, and at times reveal their own stories and unique situations, thus, making this book more intriguing and personal than just a "textbook" on how to succeed in a museum career. Whether a museum lover, college student, docent or a museum professional there is something for everyone in this book to absorb and learn about in a field that is forever evolving and changing. One theme stands out loud and clear for this reader is that there is no one path with so many avenues to explore and circumvent as well. One can cherry pick or read from cover to cover. Knowing what it takes and learning from those who live it day today is priceless.