I bought this book three years ago and have probably read it 15 times. I took a 2 1/2 week course with Bobby at Penland School of Crafts right after buying the book. I had been collecting tin cans for 20 years and finally had a use for them all. I am slighltly addicted to buying craft books, but if I was stranded on an island this would be top on my list to have with me. I can't stress enough the thought and care that went into making this book. Bobby's sense of humor comes through and the photographs through out are splendid and plentiful. Buy this book and you will never look at the squashed beer or soda can on the road the same way again.