I wasn't looking forward to reading this. I'm not real hip on books of humorous essays. In the end, I enjoyed reading it. All-in-all I would have given it only three stars, but there were probably three or four essays that I thought were above average, and the one about the Log Cabin Republicans caused me to have an extended, rolling belly-laugh. There is also a little of that guilt that he died while I read it that makes its way into my rating.