I am a PhD student and, of course - my bad luck, statistics courses are required - on which one's dissertation and research should be based.
I dreaded the course, dreaded having to open the textbook to begin, and when I finally did - the first page got me laughing to where I had to read some of the author's notes to my husband, who also got to cackling right along with me.
I have to say - this is one of the most concisely written, easy to understand, and lay person written math based textbooks I've ever encountered. My statistics course was changed at the last minute into an asynchronous course, and that pretty much meant most of the learning is on one's own shoulders.
This is possible with this textbook. Where there are a few little typos and burbs in the textbook, otherwise - the definitions are clear, the anecdotes make the content understandable, and even though I spend hours laboring over the math, the textbook has helped me 'teach myself' the content.
This is one textbook I will end up KEEPING versus reselling!