There are negative reviews as well, to be sure. The negative guy found the book boring. But hey, I'd probably find some of his books boring! Anyway, many years ago, *I* enjoyed the book!
By the by, another in the same category as a since-forever favorite of mine is John Scarne's first (of two!) autobiographies, "The Amazing World of John Scarne." To me, it was a fascinating read - but again you have to give him points for ego. He's arguably the best card manipulator ever (which you have to count as cool), and was the one who did the dealing in that poker game
in the movie "The Sting."