Sid Meier’s Memoir! was a great mix of nostalgia and insight into the career of the creator of one of my favorite strategy games of all time (Civilization).
The book’s pacing is relatively quick, but specific chapters get slogged down in details outside Sid’s direct purview. Later games are also passed over, the more recent in the chronology, while a lot more focus is placed on the beginning of his career on games that younger players wouldn’t have much experience with.
All in all, I learned a lot about his journey from Microprose to Firaxis (two companies full of games I played through my formative years in the 90s to the present) and some video game history I had not previously been privy to.
I recommend this to any fan of his games, but only to those who are. This isn’t the overarching memoir where you will walk away with a profound, new outlook on life.
If you are interested, check it out here, along with his most famous game (Civilization).
Happy Reading 📖📚