Here's an excerpt from Dwight Garner's review in the New York Times:

"Mr. Axelrod is clearly a gifted writer. His book is flecked with wide-awake observations…He is fearless about showing himself in a bad light…The best thing about Mr. Axelrod's frequently absorbing book is how idiosyncratic it feels; he is a unique presence on the page. You feel he is saying, to quote Robert Louis Stevenson, 'You must suffer me to go my own dark way.'"