If you love Eddie Izzard, you must read this memoir. Even if you don't, you should still read it. It is written with love, candor and insight. I learned much about Eddie, his early life, his struggles with the death of his mother, when only 6; his struggle with his sexuality; and finally his lifelong struggle to become one of the great comedians/actors of the present day. A talented marathon runner and activist are among his other achievements. A 'spiritual atheist'....His take home message at the conclusion of this book is......"treat other people as you would like to be treated yourself. If we did this, the whole world would work instantaneously." A noble idea. I never did find out what a Jazz Chicken is though, but never mind!!. LOL.