My mom recommended this book as a way to learn something about my namesake. I’ve never been a hardcore Bob Dylan fan, never made a study of his songs, but I imagine some things in this book must come as a shock to those who have. Dylan definitely makes his musical development the center of the narrative, but in the tangents he expresses grief over the loss of his sailboat and lusts after a pinball game, for example. There’s definitely some poetry in the writing, especially in his descriptions of former New Orleans. Volume 1 seems fairly self-contained, but I enjoyed it enough to pick up volume 2 as well, I think.