Colin has created a whirlwind tour of his life through his own eyes, and it is truly magnetic. This is the first book in a long time that I have read in one sitting, and it's not a short one.
First, let me get the negatives out of the way. The book isn't deep, instead skipping across different topics as they come to him. There is a slight organization by topic, but even that feels almost like an afterthought. There are typos, and the grammar sometimes threw me for a loop, having to read it a few times before I understood what he was saying. In all, it feels like he has been writing a journal for the last two years, and he published a few of the more impactful pages together with some exposition about the greater implications of his thoughts and experiences. It all merges into one massive short attention span theater that guides you through what has happened in his life and what is important to him now.
That said, it reads exceptionally well. I can't imagine the book being better if it were written any other way. The grammar gives it a relaxed conversational feel like he is talking to a good friend, and feels like it is written how he genuinely thinks. This is much better than typical over-sterilized memoirs engineered to make people look good. There is a slight level of pretentiousness throughout, but honestly, it's far less than I would expect from a 26 year old who has had so much success leading others through changing their lives.
Throughout the book, he intersperses advice from different points in his life, and each of them is poignant and direct. From personal branding to travel to relationships to experimenting with your own life to find out what is best for you, it's clear that he speaks from experience. I've lived a similar life for the last year, traveling the world working on projects I'm passionate about, but he's been doing it for twice as long and it shows. So many of his experiences were so familiar to me, and I can see several more on the horizon.
In short, this book is not a standard memoir, which he says up front. It is like sitting down with him and sharing a lot of stories over coffee with him, which is a format more memoirs could use. It's immensely pleasurable, and you will learn some things while being pulled through some great stories. I plan on reading it again soon to take notes instead of just enjoying the stories.