just finished reading it and am happy i bought it.  read parts aloud to my husband who says he plans to delve into it himself.  i already knew he was a decent writer from sampling his blog postings but his depth of character and ability to express so much about his inner life with uncompromising honesty are truly impressive. aside from that, his descriptive powers alone make this a worthwhile read.  chris was truly fortunate to have had even a brief friendship with someone who will undoubtedly remain an inspiring influence in his life forever