She is generally kind to George and very forgiving of everybody. There were a few excerpts published in advance of the book that highlighted the problems she had when she and George were breaking up, but that's the media focusing on the naughtiest bits and is not the overall tone of the book. She has 4 happy years with George and then thinks, "What happened?" She doesn't provide any insights, because she doesn't understand it herself. (I have my theories on that, which I'll capture at some point.)
Her marriage to Clapton sounds like a nightmare, and the reader is sure to wonder why she ever said yes, given the circumstances. But the focus is on surviving a bad situation with an alcoholic partner. She basically says, "Here's what you can do, here's what you can't, and it took me way too long to learn that." She makes a point of saying how she and George made up long ago-- she said he was "like an older brother" for years-- and how she and Eric are friends.
She asked Eric's permission to publish his love letters, and she asked Ringo's permission to talk about the Maureen affair. There's a lot she doesn't talk about, either, to the disappointment of those who wanted a more lurid tale. Peter Brown's "The Love You Make" was a nasty, gossippy piece. Pattie's story is more her own journey to try to understand how she ended up where she did.
I find it interesting that Cynthia (in her books) put a great deal of thought into what she thought John needed to make him happy. Both books were full of her care-taking type thoughts: how can I support him, make life stable, make him comfortable? In contrast, Pattie is a party animal. She likes George because he's handsome and funny. When things started to fall apart, she had no idea how to hold it together, because I don't think she ever really knew the man she married. Not a surprising outcome when you tie the knot at 21 and 22.
Didn't mean to ramble on so! I'll pull my thoughts together and post something a little more coherent about the book. Cheers!