Just a fun book, if you like her humor. If you are not a fan of David Sedaris, then you probably won't like Amy. She has an offbeat sense of humor, she is willing to go any distance for the gag, and good taste doesn't inhibit her. It is what it is, and what it is is a very irreverent view of the art of entertaining. Would I follow her tips, prepare her recipes? Only for good friends who enjoy the same humor I do. And I would have the local pizza joint on standby to bring the backup meal.