I've always been fascinated when watching people who can take notes using shorthand and thought that for a self challenge I would have a go at learning it myself.
I bought both this and the Teeline Gold Workbook
and I'm pleased to report that after many months of initial frustration and then 'ding, I understand it' I can manage around 90 words per minute with very few errors.
Teeline isn't the easiest thing in the world and if you are serious about learning it then it is probably worth going to a night class or something similar. However, if you don't mind taking your time and suffering from two steps forward, one back until you get the hang of it, then this book is definitely worth trying.
The book is small and very slim, less than a centimeter thick, so it is easy to keep in a handbag or jacket pocket for when you have a few spare minutes to practice.
The book introduces new concepts a bit at a time and gives you exercises where you can practice using them. It is worth repeating these exercises over and over again until the short forms become second nature.
What I really like about this book is that a complete novice such as myself can pick it up and with enough perseverance can learn to write shorthand to a fairly decent standard.