I've tried several books to help me learn Turkish and this is the best. The authors strike just the right balance between grammatical explanations that help you understand what's really going on, and genuinely useful dialogues and vocabulary. They make the whole process great fun. I've been plugging away at this book for a few months now, am off to Turkey soon and, along with the Rough Guide dictionary/phrasebook which I will take with me, feel well prepared. Minor gripes: the glossary at the end includes far from all of the words in the texts, proofreading is a bit erratic, and the exercise answers at the back are hard to match up because they're listed under chapter numbers while the exercises themselves only have the chapter names at the top of the page. But don't let that put you off - this book is great.