I really love David McCullough. This book is a series of speeches he had given over the years at college graduations, historic places, and to political leaders. McCullough's love of history and every part of our American culture from the past is a true inspiration. After every speech, I wanted to go track down new books on the topics he addressed. I want to read great literature, I want to travel, I want to improve myself as a learner and as an educator. I will be returning to this short volume many times in the future.
This book was so-so. The blurb states "featuring an in-depth look at the man and his work, as well as on-screen adaptations and a collector's guide, this is essential reading for any fan". However, I found this book does not really discuss Terry Pratchett or his life. So it's not much of a biography. Cabell selects a few of Terry Pratchett's books and does a brief analysis on them, but it reads more like a college paper than an "in-depth look at the man and his works". The collector's guide section is a list of almost everything type of adaptation and book Terry Pratchet wrote/ was involved in. Something you can probably find on his website. If you want to know more about Terry Pratchet, then I recommend reading the authors own words which is supplied in A Slip of the Keyboard: the Collected Nonfiction.