I've read the latest edition of the book completely. The best things about it are the DVD and all the full color pictures of pretty curly hair. It's also a cute, upbeat book. There are some awful puns and weird curly empowerment stuff. At the end there are a few hair style suggestions with pictures. It was a cheap book, so I don't feel bad about getting it. I agree that most of the info is readily available online, so it's more of a review.