Full of humor, this book definitely perked me up during finals week. While it's probably not rated very high on the scale of a travel guide, if you're a Sex in the City kind of girl who has a passion for collecting shoes and toying with the idea of finding a soul mate in a foreign land, then yes, by all means, read this book. And for anyone looking for a travel guide, might I suggest giving up and reading this book instead? You'll laugh far more often, learn a couple cities' names, and multiple ways to say "Thank you." All very important information. You might even find a friend along the way--a friend by the name of Gretchen, a travel guide who can point you to the best shoe sale and the best overpriced cafe.