I've read Swann's Way thrice, that is, its first 3pages. Then I would decide that this was not the right time to read Proust. That if I want to give his writing some justice then I'll have to give it attention & time that I sorely lack. Because there's no way I can follow his writing in the time stilen between finishing my shower and putting on make up. But you know what, this book convinced me to make that effort.This book is a hybrid between Proust's biography, bits and pieces of his writings and self help book. It makes Proust's book less intimidating and shows glimpses of golden nuggets inside. It makes me laugh. It has some life pointer. Would you need more reason to read it?