After the death of John's son Thomas Teller. The main theme of the book is John's regrets about what SAMCRO had become and what his original idea for the club was. In the pilot episode, Jackson 'Jax' Teller found his father's book in storage and began to read it. At the end of the season, Gemma Teller Morrow found and took the original but Jax was given a copy by Piermont 'Piney' Winston at Donna Winston's funeral. In season 2 Jax gives the book to Tara Knowles and Harry 'Opie' Winston to read. During season 5 Jax was seen writing his own manuscript in the book but was interrupted by Alex 'Tig' Trager and Filip 'Chibs' Telford.