I am puzzled by negative reviews this books gets, but suppose so many men so many minds.
I personally found it to be very inspiring and useful. I own dozens of good cookery books, and if I can find one recipe from a book that I would use more than once, I consider money well spent. In quite a lot of celebrity chefs written books I could not find any, maybe with the exception of some J Oliver books. Here she may be a movie star but her cooking style is very simple. There may be some recipes with lobsters or exotic ingredients, well if this is part of her weekly shopping list (suppose she can afford it!) then why not? There are still plenty of simple recipes for the rest of us.
Book is beautifully printed with great photos - personally I find it hard to use a recipe book that does not have good pictures. I also like the fact than many recipes are made for the children, which I as a parent of young kids can only appreciate, there are not many kids recipe books out there.
Most recipes are light, easy and - can I say so? - optimistic, there is nothing laborious about them at all. They are simple enough for everyone to make.