I am not giving this book five stars because I thought it was exceptional writing. It was good writing, but not great. However, it was a hell of a lot of fun to read. It surprises me to say that because I almost took the book back to the library after the first two chapters. I'm glad I decided to give it another chance and read one more chapter.
The author claims it is all true, though he compressed time, changed names, and took some other minor artistic license. If it is, he lives a life that is far more interesting than mine. He makes me want to be a dope-smoking, pill-popping, drunken, promiscuous travel writer.