From the outset you believe this book to be one thing; an autobiography of Richard Attenborough. However what you find is a charming story of how two people become lifelong friends in an industry focused on being out for yourself. Some people may feel cheated when chapters deviate from Attenborough to Diane Hawkins for the first time, as I was, but I endured and was well rewarded towards the end when these two seemingly individual stories begin to intertwine with each other.
As a long time fan of Richard Attenborough I knew I would enjoy this insight in to his life as would any of his followers. But what this also offers is a look inside the monster of Hollywood from someone who is widely known for his smaller acting roles rather than his prolific work directing the film `Gandhi (2 Disc Special Edition)  [DVD]'.
Friendship, Laughter, Pain, Success and Sorrow. This book has everything you want.