In this memoir, Izzard writes about how he worked through his childhood struggles, learned new skills, and became a world-renowned comedian, actor, writer, runner, and activist.
Gates said he connected with Izzard even though it would appear they have nothing in common. But that might be the very point the author is trying to communicate, Gates noted.
"I’ve recently discovered that I have a lot in common with a funny, dyslexic, transgender actor, comedian, escape artist, unicyclist, ultra-marathoner, and pilot from Great Britain. Except all of the above," Gates wrote. "We’re all cut from the same cloth. In his words, 'We are all totally different, but we are all exactly the same.'"