As the author said there's nothing more satisfying than hitting the open road under your own steam.I'd done it years ago with friends and still have great memories from those trips. When I think out all the equipment and clothes we needlessly taken I wish I'd known about this book. From preparing your equipment to preparing mentally there lots in this book that will make your trip run a lot more smoothly.
This book is pretty short and hence a quick read. It is well written and structured. The main problem is that I learnt very little, even though I am new to cycle touring. Everything is pretty much obvious or only relevant for very ambitious cross continent riding (for which I would think a much more comprehensive book would be needed.) It's OK and considering the low cost I don't regret the purchase.
Not really a book, really just an e-pamphlet but if you have never done any bike touring then it tells you almost everything that you will need to know. If you have done a multi-day tour before then you may pick up the odd snippet but not much more.