As a major Monkees fan for many years, I was excited to hear about a new Monkees book out, a different kind of Monkees book as the positive reviews say. This slim volume gets an A for its heartwarming intent and some interesting rare photos but only a C or 3 total grade for a number of reasons. Firstly, it's a slim, large-font, quick read with a dull cover and poor editing, as well as a hefty price tag for what it offers. It contains many grammatical errors, misspellings, and awkward syntax. There are even some factual errors; serious fans will know which I mean. It seems the author went straight from his laptop to the publisher. The fan stories related are for the most part typical, generic, repetitive fair about how they all first discovered, became inspired by, and/or met the Monkees. And they seem to have been selected from a small amount of contacts the author has, including Davy and Alan Green, Davy's longtime co-worker. Some of the stories aren't even new, and yet others concern the author's own Monkee experiences. The casual fan won't care or find interest in the stories which could concern any artist. The serious fans have surely already read similar tales in greater detail in Monkee Business Fanzine and all the other great fan publications and websites. Ultimately, this book could have been bigger (another 100 stories?), more attractive, and better edited, if this were to be the ultimate fan tale compilation. Recommended for the completist only.