I love Stephen Fry and found this book very easy to enjoy. It covers his life through university up to the age of about 30. One of the appealing things for me was that the book is peopled with characters I grew up watching on TV and think of affectionately such as Emma Thompson, Hugh Laurie and Ben Elton. There are plenty of behind the scenes anecdotes and a little bit of gossip. I enviously read about life as a student at Cambridge. He loves words and, had I not been enjoying the book too much to put it down, would've been reaching for the dictionary quite a lot.
I felt that there was enough insight into the private man to make me feel that I know him better now. One of the repeated themes of the book is the gap between the urbane, confident man we see on television, and the private man who is constantly doubting himself. He often apologises for any complaints he makes about his life, feeling that it must be extremely irritating to hear rich, successful people complain.
So, loved the book and would recommend it.