I'd been listening to the author's Spanish learning podcasts (Notes In Spanish - also highly recommended for Spanish learners!) for a while, and then realised that he'd written a book. I suppose it's easy to be suspicious about self-published books, but I personally found it well-written, interesting and enjoyable.
Having lived in Madrid and taught English there myself, there were many things I could relate to (so, yes, there was the nostalgia aspect!), and some very accurate descriptions. I also learnt some new things about the city, and about buying apartments!
If you're looking for Spanish history books or a detailed travel guide, this is probably not the book for… Read more