If you are new to the Beatles 'folklore' then you might find this book a good intro to the famous stories behind some of the Beatles songs genesis such as 'Yesterday' coming to Paul in a dream and calling it 'Scrambled Eggs', 'Being for the benefit..' being taken directly from a poster blah blah blah... but for anyone with even a descent knowledge of The Beatles this is a total waste of money. Any songs that don't have a well known mythical beginning are briefly skipped over with inanities such as George meeting Pattie on Hard Days Night shoot, or that 'Nowhere man' was their first non-love themed song (anyone could sit down with the albums and work that out for themselves in 5 minutes, so not much of in the revelation stakes to be found here). Books that are cobbled together from the author reading other better, more thoroughly researched books then repackaged as a new angle is one of my pet hates. Should have a subtitle of 'an introduction to the Beatles song stories'. If you are a serious fan and know your stuff don't waste your money on this (or for that matter the new book about 'Revolver' which pulls a similar 'trick'). Nothing insightful, no new angles, no new information..... If you don't know a thing about the Beatles be my guest but for fellow lifelong followers - skip it.