This was the most generous biography I have ever read. Alan Alda writes so much more about the people in his life; his wife, children and colleagues, than he does about himself. When he does write about himself it is with merciless honesty. Although there are humorous moments, it is not overall a funny book. It is much more about finding out what your personal values are and how to connect with those around you. It is a touchingly human book that makes for a very pleasant and inspiring read.