This is a good basic introduction to Lebanese cooking. I don't understand some of the adverse comments. All the recipes I have tried have worked well. I would agree that it is not the definitive book on the subject but it does not deserve to be condemned so harshly. The main problem that could arise is the sourcing of ingredients (I live in the country, far from any Middle Eastern delis) but I have been able to source everything I have needed on the Internet.
It has excited my curiosity made me want to research Middle Eastern cookery more thoroughly. What more could you ask of a book?