Of all the racing driver biographies I've read (only about a dozen, actually)this is a standout. Enhanced by the free 'VIBE' DVD, this gives a very readable, honest account of a fascinating life.
Sir Jackie's humanity, honesty and integrity are highlighted throughout the book. Apart from his experiences with family illnesses and the constant loss of friends and colleagues through racing, he has been a lucky man who has worked very, very hard to make his own luck.
I was priveleged to hear him speak at a book launch prior to the 2008 Australian Grand Prix, he spoke for half an hour but it seemed like five minutes. Thats's what this book is like; it was largely dictated by Sir Jackie himself, not just ghosted, and you can almost hear him reading it.
There are several parts of the book which will bring a lump to your throat, but that's to be expected.
It would have been good to have more photos, more information about his races, cars and rivals, but that would have occupied another 500 pages.
By the way, most of the video is from the 'Flying Scot' DVD which is one of the best motor racing/biography films ever made.