This is Rafe Esquith's first book and in my opinion the better of the two. It is part memoir and part how to do it, and as with his other book, you need to sort through what is good for you. It is refreshing to hear how critical he was of himself, as identifying your flaws allows you to excel later. There is an element of witch hunt about the book as he identifies the flaws of others, but this can be beneficial for a teacher as it can show you the errors or merits of your way.
As long as you don't treat this book as the gospal of teaching it is a great book to hear about how one man achieved great things in a classroom.