I suppose Wodtke knows everything there is to know about IA, but I not so sure about her book writing skills... Given that she claims that "yes, it's a short book" (false modesty at 350 pages?) it's surprising to notice the number of digressions - into some pretty lame issues, perspectives and tips: - How she got the idea of writing a book. - What the book is not about. - A 30 page discussion of guidelines she does not support. - A comprehensive guide to the pros and cons of different ways to draw people, e.g. stick people. - A note that you need a big notebook or a whiteboard and some markers if you want to do some topic mapping. - A tip that when receiving guests you might break the ice by asking if it was easy to find the way. Actually, I learned quite a few things by reading this book, but I call for the editor to wake up and give Wodtke some decent advise if she decides to go for a follow up. Any half decent editor could take a hundred pages out of this book in an hour, ending up with a much better read.
I've recommended this book to many people since reading it. It is simple, accessible, humorous and covers all of the basics. I wish more web designers would read this before setting out on their careers.