I recently went to an Eels gig at the 02 in Leeds. I had heard a bit of their music before, but wasn't a major fan. The gig was awesome. Then i started listening to all E's music...each and every song beautiful. Such an honest musician and an honest and inspiring man. My brother gave me this book after I started getting into the band. Took me about 2 days to read. No one would be able to put this book down. I found his writing style so refreshing and genuine and it's the most inspiring thing I've ever read. Me and my bf recently broke up and I've been going through some tough home life - what I'd consider a difficult patch in my life. After reading this though it put everything in perspective - you know what I have a lot to be happy about. E has been through so much tragedy in his life, but he has turned this into something positive - his beautiful music and this beautiful piece of writing. I can not recommend this enough, particularly if you're going through some tough times atm. After reading this you'll feel that bit more positive and think you know what if he can make something of his life with everything he's been through, why on earth can't I!