This book does what I love most about philosophy, which is to notice and describe the magic in life. Although I don’t agree with all of the ideas in the book, it has had a profound impact on my existence and has made me feel connected to this world.
Many can write more informed opinions on this book. I can merely say I have read it 7 times in the last two years and each time I gain a new insight into Nietzsche's thoughts about how humans can live joyful, productive lives in the face of constant reminders that the world and existence are unpredictable, cruel, often vicious and threatening, The ideas presented here are expanded in his later work.
He has a terrific sense of humor. I prefer Walter Kaufmann's translations.