This biography, with a postscript added bringing events up to the death of its subject, is both candid and revealing in a way that pays homage to the great man himself, although it is not perfect. In the first chapter, there is much focus on Bo Derek and her life with her late husband John which, while interesting in its own right, is not really related to Moore at all. The partnership between Peter Cook and Moore is described in much detail and provides a unique insight into their extraordinary friendship, but the book seems more of a transcript of Moore's own views towards the end by recording in two chapters --- "On the Couch" and "On the Couch 2" --- interviews he gave in absolute, literal detail. More explanation would have kept the narrative flowing at this point, and while the author is right to draw the conclusion that after "Arthur" Moore never had another successful film, the overall impression that is given of Dudley in the 1990s is a little too sombre. Nevertheless, it is a fascinating book and short enough to be read quickly, especially since it is presented pleasingly in fairly large print. A last point might draw towards some contradictions in the book, for example it records how Cook and Moore last met in 1994, while showing two pictures that purport to show them in early 1995. Such questionable information is however rare throughout the book, and for the money it is definitely worth getting.