If you want an in-depth, carefully researched and detailed, biography of Mae West, then this book will not flick your switch. But if you never got the invitation to "come us and see" Mae West in person, this book is the next best thing. It provides a rare insight into the mind of the elderly Mae West and what was occupying her thoughts at the time, touchingly mainly how much she still missed her long dead mother. I loved the book. And given the existence of the source material, an audio version would be the icing on the cake!