I had my worries when the first chapter went back to a great great grandfather story, but in the end this is just an example of the approach of being one seriously complete biographical chronology.
With access to some of Henson's personal journals as well as a suite of the key people, the author has done a great job walking you through the twists and turns which made this life. I leave the book with specifics I did not know (Kermit did not start as a frog - really?), with a YouTube playlist of old mesmerizing performances the author pointed me to, and with a recognition not just of a man's genius but the amazing amount of hard work and drive that Henson expended to recognize this genius and change the world some small bit.
Good solid performance helping keep the material from getting too dry. Enjoyed the stretch to capture certain Muppet voices - each of which drove a flashback to childhood comfort and a small smile.
If you are looking for an abridged narration of a story told in dramatic language showcasing a suite of magical moments, this is not the book for you. If you want a straight well-told complete chronological biography of a complex life, this should be right up your alley.
this may be rather limited in appeal to just fans of Inception, but I thought there was some excellent insights sprinkled throughout the essays. some essays are not as inspired as others admittedly but there is a good overview of various philosophical "fields". I enjoyed it, though I did listen in small segments and spread it out amongst other books, and it may be that returning to the essays helped keep them from getting too dry. I think Inception is one of the most thought provoking and amazing films of recent times and lends itself to revisiting time and again for new perspectives like a great novel. I have my interpretation of what I think is going on, but you may have quite another, and while many of these essays don't "solve" the film, they do add to my thoughts. some essays are better than others and some readers are better, but overall i found it very interesting.