Having watched, Everybody Loves Raymond, I was already a fan but really didn't know anything else about Brad Garrett. This character was it. Reading the memoir, I've learned how long he has been in the business, and he actually started in stand-up comedy.
Brad states that he wrote this book so others could discover things in themselves. Specifically middle-aged men. I can't relate to that other than having a middle-aged hubby, but I did learn quite a bit about Brad and men in general and what makes then hit that crisis. Y'know, the middle-aged one where they usually do crazy things like buy a sports car. I also learned that Brad comes from a very loving family, even he treasures being a father above all else. Quite an admirable trait.
This is definitely a fun read, whether you're a fan or not. His perspective on life is funny and refreshing. It is so worth the read.