As I was paying for something completely unrelated at a bookshop in Islington, I happened to spy a little pile of these on the counter, possibly placed there by the great man himself.
Admittedly, I was initially dissappointed by the shortage of volume to the tome (just over 100 pages) and then again by the seemingly high price tag, however, as a long-time supporter of Mr Lee, I bought it anyway.
The bulk (!) of the book is identical in style to the transcript chapters from Stewart's previous work, How I Escaped My Certain Fate, consisting of a word-for-word transcript of the DVD recording of the show punctuated with footnotes about context, background, alternative lines used at other venues and even one Amazon review (The Picasso of Comedy). The footnotes do make for a good read and they seemed more detailed than in the previous book, however, while this method of writing provides a great deal of structure, it seemed at times as though Stewart might have enjoyed the freedom of rambling on for a few more pages than this restrictive format permitted.
To be perfectly honest, if you already own the DVD and keep abreast of all things Stew, there's not an awful lot which is new here and you'll probably read the whole thing in a short afternoon. I admit that I found it perversely entertaining to read and re-read the Richard Hammond and Clarkson parts in appropriately silly voices: "Ha, ha, gypsies. Imagine being a gypsy."
So is it worth buying...? Yes. It's well-written, intelligent and very funny. But EPs don't usually cost the same as albums.
You might be advised to hold out for a fairer price.