I've never read any of the author's other books, but I enjoyed this one. A graphic novel, definitely for adults! Deals with alcoholism, homosexuality, drugs and a little transsexualism thrown in for good measure.
A sad book that I found myself not being able to put down.
Even if you are not sure you like graphic novels, I would suggest giving this one a try if you are interested in alcoholism. His drinking started in his teens years and stayed with him through his adulthood.