The master of the science fiction genre makes a humorous detour through the realm of humor, presenting more than seven hundred jokes, riddles, limericks, and anecdotes. 20,000 first printing. National ad/promo.
He was an unrepentant sexist, as many men of his generation were. He was arrogant, as many successful men are. He was self centred, as most of us are.
However, through this book you can see the pain of the failure of his first marriage and his love for his second wife and daughter. You can see many of the people he liked.
Sure some of it is unfunny, some of it is just plain crude and some of it is rambling. I liked it and return to it every couple of years.
One reason I did like it was it showed how autobiographical much of Asimov's other writings were. If you cross check some of the Foundation series, you can see a reflection in Issac's own life at the time of writing. This makes this volume a worthy addition for any Issac-ophile.
Put this down and reread the Foundation series!