I have not read any of Mr. Caro’s work, but I have heard of his monumental works on Robert Moses and Lyndon Johnson. I picked up this book because I was interested in his researching, interviewing, writing process. Unfortunately, it’s only a collection of his previous essays written for other publications, his interviews, and some new materials. Mr. Caro did state upfront that this book is not what he wanted to write. He is working on a memoir, but he is not sure if he could get it done in time. He is a meticulous writer who takes his time and he is in his 80’s. He just wanted to get this book out just in case he ran out of time. I wish him well and I will hope to get a chance to read his full memoir. This one didn’t do it.