Art is subjective, and books involve the art of writing. There have been some one star reviews of this book, comments mainly articulating disappointment in John. What I personally loved about this book was John's "warts and all" approach. I have not led a perfect life either, and it was both cathartic and insightful to read both John's failings as well as his thoughts on those failings. And yes, he at times came across as a pretty self-centered individual; again, none of us are perfect and I didn't feel it took away from the overall writing. In addition, towards the end of the book John presents some essays on the environment which, although written a few years ago, are still timely.
I grew up with John Denver and saw him in concert a couple times in the late 70's. His tragic death marked a passing of the "age of innocence" for me. Roads diverged, and it's only now, in my 50's that I've discovered his music again. But I realised I never really new much about the man. Having read his autobiography, I feel closer to the man whose music I loved. I felt like I had a long conversation with a long-lost friend. For anyone who felt a connection with John, this is a really good book. But be prepared. he was just a flawed, imperfect human being, like the rest of us. But one who had insight into his flaws and was not shy in presenting them to the world.
Thanks John, for the music, your impact on environmental issues, and your words.