I picked up this book a few years ago, and enjoy re-reading it every so often. It's not too lengthy and written in the form of a story similar to the style of writing used in the Wealthy Barber; only in this case you're learning how to become a person without a country of residence so as to avoid (very important-avoid- not evade) paying taxes on your hard earned wealth, and structure your affairs such that you control your wealth in a tax benign jurisdiction (e.g off-shore).
There are some really great stories of government waste and the voracious manner in which the tax department operates. My favourite is the one about the madame who paid income taxes on her brothel revenues dutifully and was then called to account by the tax man for the cases of whiskey required for bribery purposes that she declared as a business expense. Who knew the canadian government was living off the avails of prostitution!
He also explains the benefits of owning Bonds, and their relation to interest rates in a folksy kind of way that I found to be better than any economics/finance textbook I've had to use in my university cramming sessions.
Several key sections will benefit from a re-read to get a good feel for the author's tax avoidance structure.
The book is a bit dated now, and CRA has since implemented disclosure rules that attempt to minimize the loss of revenues from this type of asset structuring approach (e.g. declaration of any non-cdn assets over 100K)plus, they changed the treaty with Holland which had previously provided for a tax-free transfer of RRSP holdings to that country. The average tax bite to do so now is between 15 percent (Ireland) and 25 percent (most everywhere else.)
It's a fascinating read, and I'm not surprised that no-one's commented on it, for fear of ending up on some tax department's watch list-hence my anonimity! ; )