I have never used InDesign before and needed a fun book that could teach me the basics. This book was a pleasure to read and everything is explained in detail. With the book comes a 2 hour CD that makes every lesson so much easier since you can see Deke doing the examples before giving it a go yourself. I have not yet finished the whole book and i can honestly say that i feel very comfortable creating layouts without much difficulty. This book is not for an advanced person since it might get a bit boring learning about some of the more basic features if you already know InDesign. But for someone completly new it is the absolute best book you could ever get! Trust me!