Several things I learned from this book:
1. People who run the Iditarod are insane
2. Gary Paulsen is insane, but he is not a quitter
3. Gary Paulsen's wife must love him very, very much
I laughed out loud many times while reading this. (The funniest bit for me was the 6 skunk run, I think.) But Paulsen also makes you feel the beauty and awesomeness of the whole experience.