Schumacher's writings in 'Good Work' clarified for me more than ever the important things in human life and society, what we need to do to sustain meaningful lives, as well putting on paper many things I had "already thought", as is so often the case with real truths and which he put into plain meaningful text thus really crystallizing them. The first 6 Chapters / 145 pages of the book are Schumacher's and are timelessly brilliant.
The 7th long chapter (71 pages) was written by Peter Gillingham. While Gillingham's writing may be fine in a stand-alone book covering his own ideas, I felt it to have been inappropriately "tacked on" to Schumacher's priceless work. By doing so I it feel watered down or diverted the reader away from Schumacher's genius, with the book drifting off into other domains.
This book "Good Work" is 100% worth getting and reading, and is especially relevant to life today (2005) . Although written 30 years ago, it was way ahead of its time, and the points it makes about society, its obsessive addiction to oil and unnatural systems of living are very relevant to what's happening today - in effect, the chickens it writes about in the mid-1970's are now coming home to roost.