I find some of Lacans formulations fascinating but this collection only grazes the surface of his theories, dealing more with selling the basic premises and insulting people who disagree with him. For someone who ends with a plea to psychoanalysts for humility and subjective destitution, Lacan spends much of his time here calling very smart people stupid and generally being a prick.
Sometimes its funny and almost charming, other times its cloying. The best part is, by far, the beginning of the second speech, where he makes fun of the word colloquium and then spouts off some amazing quotes about the management of human waste. Basically saved the book just as I was starting to consider dropping it entirely.