I read this post-slap and it made Oscar night make so much more sense. I would’ve never guessed that Will lived the life he did prior to his music and acting career. He truly believed that he could protect himself and his family through performance.
There’s so cringy moments for sure. Also inspirational ones. I understand why he felt the need to hold book camp with his family and friends on his YouTube channel to read them excerpts prior to it’s release.
He speaks as someone who’s been to the mountaintop and has never had a reason to come down and the arrogance is something to behold. It also makes the subject even more compelling.
I would like to read this again eventually and it wouldn’t surprise me if there comes an updated version containing his YouTube/King Richard/slap era in the near future.