For anyone with an association with Sheffield, this book is a must read. The author directs the reader through a month by month account of 2008, incorporating his own personal experiences of the year. However, the real beauty of this book is how the author integrates his own experiences into an easy reading socio-political commentary on modern day and historical Sheffield. From local politics (which the author is keenly involved in), environmental issues, local industry and football to name a few, the book never fails to fascinate and always entertains. The howling grammar and semantics errors which crop from time to time only serve to make to the book more quirky.