Great insight into Dan Carter, but could have more insight into All Blacks. I really enjoyed this book. It was well written and gave a great insight into Dan Carter. He's always seemed so easy going and almost inhumanly controlled. This book really revealed his human side. That he revels in praise like the rest of us, and is wounded by criticism. I finished it understanding and liking him a lot more than when I started. As that's generally the point of an autobiography 3 stars may seem a bit unkind. However, given how long he was in the All Blacks I would have liked to see a bit more of his views on coaches and other players. For example, I would have loved to have seen whether he thought Deans should have got the job over Henry; more on the changes to the All Blacks over the years; and which All Blacks and opponents he thought were the best. It was a wee bit bland in that regard. I can understand the approach - after all, he has ongoing relationships with all of those people, but it would have been interesting to see his inside views on those things.
This was an excellent read. From Dan's early years in Southbridge through to his final World Cup semi final. It felt like the last 10 pages were missing though. I wanted to hear how he felt after winning the World Cup and announcing his retirement but it wasn't there. Covering those events would have finished the book better but still a great story.