This is one of the most frank and revealing autobiographies l have read (actually, listened to, as it was on audiobook). Tom is full of doubt and self loathing, and is certainly not the happy go lucky character l imagined him to be before starting on this. It still has lots of funny 'laugh out loud' bits, but also a lot of sad episodes. At one stage, Tom is naked, has just made a deep cut on his left breast, and is watching the blood drip to the floor. Standing there naked and bleeding, he said "I was alone, poor, bleeding and unwanted. I had never felt happier". Fascinating.