"Take It Or Leave It" is a unique narrative that blends fiction and autobiography. The story is about a French-American man who is drafted into the U.S. Army during the Korean War. The narrative is non-linear and fragmented, often digressing into side stories and anecdotes. The protagonist shares his experiences of growing up in France during World War II, his immigration to the United States, and his experiences in the army. The book plays with the conventions of storytelling and is known for its postmodern style.