Film writer Andy Dougan chronicles the topsy-turvy career of the alien-turned-Oscar winner in Robin Williams. Dougan details Williams's life through a series of interviews with various insiders, including the actor himself. Readers are introduced to Williams's often lonely childhood and travel with Williams to his Academy Award acceptance speech for his role in Good Will Hunting. This is not a smooth journey -- there are many stops, stalls, and re-starts along the way. Very thorough and engaging.