It took me a while to get through this, I just wasn’t in the mood at times and it wasn’t so good that I found myself drawn in.
The book is also split into many small annecdotes rather than larger, more in-depth stories. It feels more like a series of newspaper columns that have been collected together rather than something that was written as a larger whole from the start.
That structure makes it easy to dip in and out of, but also means you’re attention isn’t held.
Some of the stories I’ve heard before from other sources, so it felt a little like a rehash.
Parker’s writing style is fun, and he brings some energy to it, so it’s not a hard read and certainly has entertaining moments.
It’s a perfectly good book, but you could probably ready many, or at least similar, tales online with a quick Google. As such it’s not something I’d be likely recommend to anyone.