The book does do what it promises, that is teaches you how to quickly create a variety of diagrams, using simple, easy to follow instructions and numerous pictures. The first chapter starts off well with an introduction to Visio features but about half of it is explaining how to use standard Windows application features. The rest of the book is a walk though of the various drawing types and these tutorials do nothing to generalise the information presented into general techniques that can be used in other types of Visio drawings. There is no or little exploration or explanation of general Visio features (such as layers, even though that are mentioned) and certain instructions are repeated over and over again, such as how to start Visio and how to select a drawing type! It is definitely not a guide on how to use Visio and as a tutorial on how to use the various drawing types it is very very basic. In all, very disappointing and overpriced.