This book is about Dave's teenage years (it's like a companion book to The Lost Boy) and about all the people who touched his life and made him what he is today! There are only vague mentions of "The Mother" and there are no graphic disturbing scenes of child abuse.
A lot of the stories and people he shares in this book have been mentioned in his other three novels, but here he goes into more detail. It was a nice break after reading the other three. He is an amazing person!!