I have very mixed feelings about this book. I felt like a lot of things could have been done to make it a more enjoyable read. I know it's supposed to be an academic research book, but come on, you know it's the Gilmore Girls fans who are ultimately going to be the ones reading this. I would have loved larger font size and footnotes at the ends of the pages, as opposed to being clumped at the very end of each essay, but I'm just picky like that, I suppose. The various essays do bring up some fascinating new insights on the show, and through most of them I wondered if Amy Sherman Palladino herself had read the book--it'd probably give her new thoughts about her own show! The individual essays that will appeal to you are highly going to be determined by your own interests. You will not like each essay, and you will not dislike each essay, and more than likely, you'll end up with a healthy mix of essays you liked and disliked. I would really love a book like this that was more for the everyday fan, though, and not someone who is a scholar of pop culture, if such a thing exists.