An odd book from an audience perspective. The book is presented as a bluffer's guide: a way for an newbie to learn enough to pass their way. But it written with a wry sense of humor that only someone with a pretty decent knowledge of the subject will get. A short book able to be read in one sitting, this bluffer's guide is a decent overview of the genres, styles, dress, important albums, movies, books, magazines, and key information of rock music. Just be sure that your are in the right mood for its sense of humor. I did learn a few things, but not a lot new here.