Apparently, the book, or series, won some travel guide award. I bought the Marrakech guide ahead of our first journey to this adventure of a city, and it was nothing but a brilliant companion. The book provides a splendid, practical introduction to some mundane, but extremely useful information, incl. how not to be taken for a ride on a mini taxi and the like. The overall concept, based on 17 walking trips through the city, is more than appropriate for Marrakech, with the tiny pathlike streets in its beautiful Medina, where you inevitably will walk. The trips usefully combine tourist attractions, shopping, food, with cross-references. Some sites or places therefore appear several times, but this also allows you to combine your own itinerary mixing and matching from the 17 proposed tours. The only, very minor, downside to the concept is that if you are standing in front of something, or look for something you came across, it's at times not too easy to find it immediately in the book (like, "I wish I would remember on which tour I read about this and that cafe, or shop, or so..." And, the book does its best to even include a map of the Souks, but inevitably we still got lost twice in this maze, but this seems inevitable! - Overall, the book was the one perfect companion, and one of the most useful guides I have ever used during a visit. Funnily enough, whenever we went into one of the featured eateries, some of which are a bit off the big tourist trails, some other people with the same guide book were there as well. But all of it was well worth it, there wasn't a single disappointment in the proposed restaurants, shops, and other things, and the owner of the riad we stayed in (the only thing missing from this guide, really! Fantastic Riad Dar One, see tripadvisor) came up with most of the same proposals for resturants and things one has to see or do. Really recommended, and proved well worth it's money for us first time visitors to this city which can be a bit daunting. It was the first Frommers Guide I ever used, so it may be the one exceptionally brilliant guide (and I read it along other, absolutely useless guide books to Marrakech, such as the rubbish Wallpaper guide), but I'll certainly try this series again in the future for other journeys.