This book changed my life, direction wise anyway. I highly recommend it to each and every human entity that crosses it's path. Truth rarely comes to any of us, but this book helps to understand how we can understand.
It "is" important that you do the exercises at the end of each section though, and once you have, re-read the section before and you will get a whole load of jokes that are hidden in it. This man (Robert Anton Wilson) has a rich and diverse way of threading gut wrenching humour in at all points in his writing, and I applaud him for this.
I read this book 3 times in a row and noticed so much more with each read, it truly showed me how we blind ourselves to the world around us and the world inside of us, it also explained why we are all so different and the same.
I believe this book "is" a journey book, if you get given it by a friend then read it straight away, it was meant to be in your hands. If you get it as a gift then get stuck in and don't believe everything you read, because a lot of it could be smuck.
If you are the kind of person who wishes to open their mind and go on a wild adventure known as life itself, then step on in to the wonderful map of Mr Wilson, this book seems to be a fine place to start based on my experience with this discordian pope (I am one too by the way, and now that you have read this, you are now POPE, there are quite a few popes now!)
BUY THIS BOOK, or borrow it, receive or give it, just make sure it somehow passes under your nose...