I have been a fan of Joaquin since his portrayal of Johnny Cash. This book does not give us many details about his life, it is more a series of quotes by actors and directors who have worked with him. It gives no real insight into Joaquin's life. It also details quite a bit about his brother River and the films he made. It is basically a chronological order of each film Joaquin has made. It mentions one personal relationship he had with the actress Liv Tyler but not in any detail and it is such a brief mention, there are no other details of any other relationships he has had. As for the 'hoax' he played on the american public re: his retirement from acting, this is dealt with in the last chapter but very sparingly. All in all, it is not a very good read. I would have liked to have found out more about Joaquin the person rather than Joaquin the actor.