101 meetings, a chain of people, each meeting described in exactly 1001 words. My main problem with this book is that there is a lot of filler in each encounter. In some cases there's very little that actually concerns the time each pair spend together.
There's very little that sticks in my mind with this book, but the main things are:
Elvis believed that the Beatles were to blame for everything that was wrong with the youth of America.
Alec Guinness had a premonition of James Deans death.
In fact that's the central thing that sticks in my head. A week before his death James Dean showed Alec Guinness the brand new car he'd just brought. Guinness replies "It's now 10 o'clock, Friday the 23rd September 1955. If you get in that car you will be found dead in it by this time next week". Dean's death was so untimely, Guinness really wanted to get to know him better, but it wasn't to be.