I expected his biographical writing to be candid, insightful, exciting, and flabbergasting! I was happily proven right! I absolutely recommend this book. I've devoured it in a week and am now looking to buy his latest bio, More Fool Me, which I understand continues where this book leaves off and perhaps even goes deeper into some of the stories and etc., just as Moab Is My Washpot, the previous bio book, leaves off just before this one begins. When I started reading this book I found out that Moab was actually the first bio, roughly covering the years, as Stephen himself writes, between birth and prison. Not being able to drop the current book however, I haven't waited to read Moab before Chronicles. But I will, no doubt! So perhaps I would recommend you either buy the three together, Moab, Chronicles and the last bio, More Fool Me, or buy them and read them one by one, or do whatever you want in any order you wish but if you like Stephen Fry, don't miss out on this jewel of his!