The book, Who On Earth Is Tom Baker?, is intelligent and witty and off the wall at times. It traces the man's life from childhood to life after his biggest role as Doctor Who. He is indeed one of the strangest, most frightening, oddly likable fellows you'll ever read about. It's a miracle his life became what it was really.
I must admit that I enjoyed the first portion of the book the most and felt it was at its most funny when referencing his youth. I was disappointed to find there was very, and I mean very, little coverage of his life as Doctor Who, maybe a chapter. If you think you'll get much insight into his relationships with Louise Jameson, Ian Marter or Elisabeth Sladen on the set or off think again.
It's a hard book to find being out of print, but worth a read and a few laughs to be sure. It's a unique pleasure to read as autobiographies go. If an autobiography is there to paint a portrait of a man and a personality, Tom Baker had it in abundance. Fortunately, as of this writing, he still does.
Who On Earth Is Tom Baker? An Autobiography: B+