OK, I happen to be a relative, but that has nothing to do with my review of this book. Well, maybe a little, but the fact is, I'm no bartender. I don't have the know-how to mix drinks properly and I found this book REALLY easy to use. The arrangement by types of liquor make this guide truly idiot proof (no pun intended!). It's a great bar companion especially when my more liquor adventurous guests are around and they want a drink even they don't know how to make. Kudos to Amy for creating such a simple yet so useful guide!