Well, I have to give this book 4 stars, even if based on the volume and thorough documentation alone! Phew! I had to sometimes skip over the extremely detailed accounts of specific movie roles and lengthy descriptions of the films themselves. It just got a bit tedious at times, but what a book! So much information, especially if you’re an actor whose interested in all the ins and outs of filmmaking. It shows the many sides of a complex artist, De Niro. He’s multi-faceted and very private, so it isn’t a tell-all kind of book. It is really an in-depth bio of an actor’s’ actor, one of the very best there is. And this kind of gives an inside track on what makes him great. I’m still reading it. Excellent, though often too much detail. And this is from someone who loves details~!!! Enjoy.