There is a fair amount of the "we didn't have TV when I was a kid, we had to make our own fun with a stick and a handful of rocks" kind of thing (he didn't really say that, I made it up to illustrate a point), some rather obvious common sense, parts that I disagreed with and some interesting biographical details.
From his mother: "Listen more than you speak, and think before you speak."
From his father: "Either we spread the wealth in a country where millions of humans go without, or we spread the misery."
A conversation between his father and a doctor who was drinking coffee in the father's restaurant:
DOCTOR: Why are the auto workers' wages so high?
FATHER: So they can afford to pay your bills! Why do you charge so much?
DOCTOR: Because we often treat poor people for free.
FATHER: In that case, since we give free coffee to poor people, your coffee [then 10 cents] today is $1.00.
The author is someone for whom I have a great deal of respect, so I wish I could say this was a great book and you should go out and get it. Alas, that is not the case. It's not a bad book and it's an easy read, but nothing earth-shattering.
Oh, yes. The title is The Seventeen Traditions and the author's name is Ralph Nader. Sorry, I guess that was kind of sneaky, but I didn't want to mention the author's name at the beginning. Mere mention of the "N" word (Nader) is enough to get some people riled up or decide what they think before they hear anything.