Geoffrey Boycott. You either love him or loathe him. I'm in the former category. He's a typical Yorkshireman, says what he thinks, and his book reflects that.
The book does have many personal details, and has great tales about his childhood, his relationship with his parents, his challenges and his quest to play for his beloved Yorkshire, and England, leading to his retirement from test cricket.
I never saw Boycott play live, but grew up with Gooch, Botham, Lamb era. However, I found the book very interesting as it describes well the cricket scene from 1960-1980's. The book does put across strongly the difficulties and struggles that Boycott and his family faced as he realised his cricketing abilities to became a regular for Yorkshire CC.
There are parts were Boycott does go into some detail about instances that were reported, but were not true or reported incorrectly. He does also, with some justification, point out some character flaws in others he played with or against. Although, this is where it does lose a star for me, as he does tend to labour the point somewhat.
I found this book very enjoyable, and a great insight to how cricket was played when money wasn't the priority. Just plain cricketing enjoyment. Highly recommended.