If you have any interest in acoustic blues at all, buy this book. On second thought, if you have a pulse at all when you hear the blues, buy this book, and read it. Rory still looks thirty-five years old, but she has been paying her dues for over forty years. She must have been playing slide since she was eight. She remembers everything, and she has met the blues greats who have been alive during that time. She has known John Hammond since the 60's, and is now married to her engineer, who she says is responsible for the magic of her sound. Well, he has obviously contributed, but the magic comes from her. Thankfully, she has a bunch of albums available, and on the latest one she is double/triple tracked on her acoustic guitar with an electric pickup. I could swear that some of the tracks sound like Dobro. But, back to the book. She writes like an angel. She is brutally honest, but, also, subtle, generous, all that good stuff. I guess what mainly comes across is her deep love of the blues, fidelity to the history and traditions. I would bet that Eric Clapton has read this book. What can I say?