It makes fascinating reading. It is too bad that a flashy, Hollywood-like cult of personality and show biz mentality has become more important than the news and the facts. I love reading juicy gossip but the author seems to have done his research so well that I am inclined to believe him even in passages that read like gossip. I do not like or trust Katie Couric from along way back and this book supports and intensifies this opinion. Is there any book out there which says Ms Couric is Ms Wonderful?! I trust that a candidate for sainthood she ain.t. I find this book very entertaining and informative reading.