An interesting work. I agree with most of the reviews here. If you are reading this as a fan, as someone who has already read the novels and is very familiar with Auster, you'll probably enjoy this. It would be difficult to recommend this as an example of why you appreciate the genius of Paul Auster, however. For that, you still need to go back to his fiction. But I was pleasantly surprised that he could present his early childhood in such an interesting manner. That first section stands out as the best of this, for me.
If you've never seen The Incredible Shrinking Man or Fugitive From a Chain Gang (I've seen both films several times), you may enjoy those stories being told to you, in great detail. However, it seems altogether a better idea to simply watch those great films, rather than having Auster describe them to you. A meticulous retelling of the narrative of these films might have been more effective (for me) if balanced with an equal amount of "interior" musings about why these films had such a profound effect on him. They made a strong impression on me, as well, so I share his enthusiasm to talk about these films.
It's an eclectic mix of writing here that succeeds by being not quite like anything else, and that's always been Auster's greatest gift, I think. It may also inform the way we look at modern memoir.