To tell you the truth, I don't think any of the books I read as a pre-law were very accurate.
I definitely enjoyed the book but feel it was pretty over dramatic. I am a lot more laid back about things though. There is not that competitive culture at my T4, either. I can relate to his inner struggles though, that stuff is real, the first months are crazy just trying to figure out how to play the game. I stuggle with my own concepts of sucess and failure and all that so I was able to relate to some of that he talked about. Most of the people at my school are far more laid back than I am however and I generally feel that about half my class doesn't take the law school thing very seriously at all.