This book is great. I really can't recommend it enough. And the price! It really is great value.
But let me warn you: the first thing you should do after buying this book is pull the cover off! Not once, but TWICE has this little beauty been pulled out of my bag at Tokyo airports. The second time was by a Virgin Atlanta ground staff helping me dispose of excess luggage, who remarked 'this is very interesting Japanese', as I turned around to see her flicking through it. Pull the cover off!
The phrases inside are a mix of very useful and laugh out loud funny: 'I'm a virgin','I don't want to have a baby','faster','harder','stronger'.
Despite the neon pink cover, there are more than plenty enough useful phrases to make chit-chit with casual friends. All phrases are given in kanji, katakana and romanji. There are also plenty of humorous cultural insight paragraphs.