An amazing surprise. I downloaded it into my iPhone quite by chance, and it laid there for a while until I opened it one day, out of nothing better to read. It was unputdownable. Franklin is an irrepressible character in the history of mankind, and his life is told here by none other than himself, with incredible candour and familiarity. It is also a fascinating insight into 18th century life, and into the making of a brand new country.
I went and bought a printed copy simply because I want this book in my library - it will be there long after my iPhone gives up its ghost. Thoroughly recommended.