on 22 July 2002
The one thing I actually do not like is the way this book is so filled with the authors' personal anecdotes. It is a weird mix of being instructional and factual (although most of it is stuff that you find in abundance online of you look) and being an insight into some in my mind too personal matters. However, I think this is a good book for anyone who has a beginning interest in bottoming, and for those who are more experienced it will offer a little more than just an updated library. It is one of those books that makes the attempt to cover most of the scene in a rather limited amount of space, and the result is somewhat a brush-over of things that generally require much more attention. Having said this, I liked the book. It is not exactly a coffee table book, but the new cover is so much more pleasing than the first edition (save for the silly cartoon that has somehow managed to still sneak into the O).
Being a submissive myself, I found that it reinforced some of the more important aspects as well as gave me some inspiration and motivation to want to experience new things. It is a good companion book to additional literature on the subject. Also, I would reckommend Jay Wiseman's SM101.