Garry Jenkins' work is basically as you'd expect considering the private nature of Daniel Day-Lewis. All the facts regarding his upbringing are here, referenced considerably by Day-Lewis' own half brother. Still, one can't help but feel a little deflated; not by any reservations regarding the work itself, more on the fact that one has a feeling Day-Lewis allows the public (and, more pertinantly, his friends) to know only certain information; therefore, no unauthorized biography is going to be satisfactory in accounting this quite unusual and extaordinarily talented actor. Younge fans of Day-Lewis shold also note that the book was published in 1995, so there is no information on, say, Gangs of New York or The Crucible. Still, at the moment, this book seems to give the most coherent and readable insight.