The beginning chapters about David’s early years are depressing, but it later goes on to be pretty similar to his previous books. Some chapters are the original entries that clearly inspired the stories that made him famous.
In some ways, I liked this better because it felt less contrived than some of his other stories, but it did have a lower concentration of jokes. There were definitely a lot of parts that made me laugh out loud, though.
This is the kind of book that is best consumed by audiobook because David’s performance is stellar. Even if you are generally don’t listen to audiobooks, this book is a great way to start. The chapters are light and episodic, so if you miss a detail, it’s not a big deal.