While I enjoyed the first hundred pages of the book too, I think Tom would qualify it as necessary entertainment as an introduction of the book. Tom has talked about not wanting to give information just for entertainment value many times in podcasts and lectures. So for the reviewer to be seemingly disappointed that the rest of the book isn't filled with personal stories, I think says something too.
Everyone wants a road map, magic pills or what amounts to 'fantasy' to make them feel as though they know or get something. What value does entertainment bring other than maybe igniting a fire. After the fire is lit, one still needs to subjectively experience and make a sincere effort to absorb it, understand it, change and evolve their being. Doing anything less than that is not really important.
This is a portion of a conversation I had with Tom which can be related to the above.
OM: .......Hence the vital importance of no expectations.....
Tom: Now you understand why I resist telling stories about my experiences. The only rational way forward is for each individual to eliminate fear, beliefs and ego (which distort interpretations) and proceed cautiously generating their own experience with open minded skepticism. It should be clear why eliminating expectations and preconceived notions, tasting the pudding, and developing your own personal credibility through evidential experimentation is vitally important -- all the things I constantly harp on.