Smart, snarky and smug. I never imagined that a drummer could be so intelligent nor could I imagine that one could put together a coherent thought together. (OK, so I have known a lot of drummers in my life and most of them weren't the brightest.) There are some amusing anecdotes in this book but I didn't quite get the movie portion of the book. You could see how creative types can clash when they all think that their way is the best. The best story is when Prince of Wales hit his car at a polo match right after he told Princess Diana to not sit on his precious Aston Martin. If you are looking for a note by note history of the Police's reunion tour, it is not here, but you really get a good feel for the lifestyle. I received this book from the publisher.