A marvelous account on how Stephen King came to be the successful author he is now. Half autobiography, half advice to aspiring writers, King narrates the emotional ride writing has brought to his life. Full of sadness and happiness, the writer's story is enough to make anyone pick up the book, no writing aspirations needed. Although it is a bonus if you plan to learn of the book. One of the greatest teacher's of fiction, King makes people reevaluate on their life and that nobody's life is perfect nor would we live forever. Overall, it makes for a great read and I recommended it to everyone especially to those who love books, writing and Stephen King.