I really enjoyed this book, my fourth Sam Shepard in the past few weeks. This felt the most personal of the books I’ve read, and there are several things I found appealing. First, the chapters have the location where each story was crafted. It gave me a roadmap to where Sam was over these years, something I found intriguing. Cruising Paradise also detailed some of the behind the scenes of acting gigs. I’m sure these stories are a blend of fact and fiction, but nonetheless I thought they were well done, easy to read and felt like they were written by someone I actually knew. Get it, read it.