There are some gems of advice I will quote later in this review, but I have to admit, I wish there was more dissection of his own writing going on. Everything else is just fun to read for its pure language and great, simple yet effective style.
So here is my advice — ignore the headlines and just read. But I could also argue that I was put there by God—A god who wants to make sure his best stories get told.
However, the books that showed to decades of writers how and what to write, are still used in many colleges as the examples of the best studying material on writing possible. That is the kind of thing I would have liked to see more of.
Countless people have had a bout of failure and come out stronger as a result. Most people are on some kind of pilgrimage, whether or not they recognize it as such.