This is a very entertaining memoir and it truly shines when the author relates stories about growing up and his family. Even though some might find the subject matter a little difficult, I really think that memoir fans will have a tough time putting this book down. This is a fascinating story about a person's drive to become successful and what it took to get there. Mr. Markovitz's personality really comes through and come across as a very dynamic individual. Keep and open mind and try this book, since I did read it straight through. There is a lot of drama here too.