Being a fan of Marty Feldman in his heyday, I was interested to read this after I found that Marty Feldman's autobiography,"eyE Marty" WAS written and that Hachette has just published it. I have read the sample and opted not to buy the autobiography at this point as I believe Hachette overprice their e-books. However, I read enough information in the sample of "eyE Marty" to make me question some of the information in this book. For example, Eric Idle says that Graham Chapman attended Feldman in the hotel in Mexico when he was dying. Robert Ross claims it was Chapman's adopted son, John Tomiszek. Not exactly a minor detail, and since Idle was on location with Feldman one has to assume that he knew what he was talking about. Ross does not appear to have interviewed Idle for the book although he did interview a number of people close to Feldman, including his sister and his niece. For some reason, he also gives quite a lot of space to quotes from an interview with curmudgeonly Bill Oddie, who appears not to have been one of Feldman's greatest admirers. In "eyE Marty", Feldman's wife Lauretta (who passed away five years ago) claims that Marty was NOT the archetypal sad clown but a happy person at heart, and she resented attempts to portray him as the sad clown. Ross succumbs to the temptation several times in his book, so at the end of it I was left wondering if the real Marty Feldman would please stand up. If you are interested in knowing more about Marty's life and career, definitely worth a read. If you want to know what really made him tick, you could be a little disappointed. Perhaps we should just be grateful for all the laughs he gave us, and leave it at that. Three and a half stars.