This is not the most delirious of Nietzsche's books, despite the fact that
the chapters are titled
"Why I Am So Wise", "Why I Am So Clever", "Why I Write Such Excellent Books"
and "Why I Am a Destiny".
What is missing is the chapter "Why I am so Modest" :-).
Quote: "To take a book of mine into his hands is one of the rarest distinctions anyone can confer upon himself".
This is mostly an autobiography, but it can also be read as a
The last sentence summarizes his philosophy, which really didn't have much more
in it than one sentence: "Dionysus over Jesus".
Anyway, boring like hell. You will not find a summary of this book anywhere because there is nothing to summarize (if you already read the other books listed below). As an autobiography, it is pompous and superficial. As a self-psychoanalysis it is too kind to himself. As a summary of his philosophy, it is too diluted and verbose.
One has to psychoanalyze his age in order to understand why he became so famous.