I have always loved Disney movies and the theme parks but I have never known much about the man himself. This book was a fascinating insight to the life of Walt from his birth and upbringing to his untimely death, including the initial take over of his brother Roy after Walt's passing.
For me, it is a real shame that we will never hear from the man first hand his reasons for his choices and his opinions or even his regrets. The biography reads as though it is well researched and sticks to facts, the only time the author begins speculation is near the end, over the 'is he buried or under cryogenesis?' debate.
I did not get the impression that Walt was a horrible man from this book as people have told me he was. Although I can certainly appreciate that, at times, he would not have been enjoyable to work for or with. But perhaps, if he had been kinder to his employees or more complimentary about their work Disney cartoons may have slipped into a lower standard and would not have the standing that it does today.