I don't give out 5 star reviews very often....usually only to books that have a profound impact on my life or a book that just literally moves me emotionally. This is one of those books. Granted, I'm a big NASCAR fan, so no doubt that allowed me to really enjoy this book, but Waltrip wrote the book (with Larkin's help) in such a way that it brought to the surface his ever changing relationship with Dale Earnhardt as he describes how he grew up and became a racer from the small town of Owensboro, KY. The last two chapters, which describe his racing career coming to an end and moving into the broadcast booth, and that fateful day where he witnessed Dale's accident and subsequent demise are pure gold. If you like NASCAR, you need to read this book.