Everything I want to say has been said... Love LOTR, loved the movies, thought he did a good job as Sam, but dude. Can you BE more self-obsessed? He whinges and cringes and patronizes and critizes so much that the book left me with an intense dislike for Sean Aston the person. Those peeks at his true personality you got from the extended DVD extras come into full play in this book. Some of the anecdotes were interesting though, so two stars remain.