Critical Mass is a book about the perils we as a nation face when the absence of a proper mentor is too prevalent. It gives detailed accounts and examples of how mentorship can and has changed the lives of so many. In-depth interviews with leaders in the community such as pastors, small business owners, famous mentors, and the like shed light and give various perspectives on the subject. The subtitle “Why Having a Mentor Is as Important as Having a Mother” is both controversial and insightful. The real-world examples and personal accounts pierce the soul with riveting details. While I am certain that Critical Mass isn’t the first book about the importance of mentorship, I believe it is the first book that provides an actual “how to” to young people today. We have a responsibility to share our life experiences, or what I call “headknots,” in an effort to ease the pains that come along with them. It is critical. It is critical mass.