It is very nice to look at but not practical. The lid is very difficult to lift as there is nothing to grip onto, the slight ridge is not much help and when hot could be a hazard. Had to send it back, so will get one with a lid which you can grip onto easily.
The standard of the lettering examples in this book is very poor and wish I had sent it back. The book is pretty useless to me and I can't even think of anyone to give it to without insulting their creative abilities!
There is not one good drawing though out the whole book to inspire and many of the exercises I could not achieve due to where I live. You need to be near a city. Some of the ideas were ok but I wish I had sent the book back.