Douglas Adams is one of my favorite authors of all time and this book is all about him and his writings. It contains some of his random articles and speeches, as well as letters from friends that miss him terribly now that he is gone (Stephen Fry's letter was particularly moving). There are stories of how his books came to be, how some of his ideas were actually terrible and should never see the light of day, and one particularly hilarious endeavor of climbing a mountain in a rhino costume. Corny as it may sound, I laughed and cried my way through this entire book.
A final installment in the series that began with The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is taken from the late author's previously unpublished personal files and features more wacky and offbeat misadventures of Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect, and their companions. Reprint.