In his autobiography Chesterton describes his happy childhood, the intellectual doubts and morbidities of his youth and his search for a true vocation. He includes many anecdotes about his literary friends, Henry James, George Bernard Shaw, and H G Wells. But it is his quest for religious conviction and his conversion to Catholicism that is central to his story which he tells with great modesty, gentleness and intelligence. G K Chesterton has been described as one of the most unjustly neglected writers of our time. Born in 1874, he became a journalist and later began writing books and phamphlets. His work includes novels, literary and social criticism, political papers and spiritual essays in a style characterized by enormous wit, paradox, humility and wonder. He converted to Catholicism in 1922 and he explores the nature of spirituality in many of his books and essays, including the mighty Orthodoxy. Chesterton is one of the few authors whose work is genuinely timeless and has as much relevance today as when it was written.