Charming. Absolutely charming.
This isn't the greatest of memoirs I have read but Niven's rather down to earth narration makes it worthwhile. For someone so well known, he could have been much more arrogant but it is one of the aspects that makes this book so readable that he does not mind telling of his failures.
And, yet, I would have hoped for more insights and opinions rather than a more or less straight run-down of his life and career.