This book was delivered to me about 3 weeks after i ordered it. Understandably so because it had to be imported.My first impression about this book was that it indeed looked like a story book. Although this book claims that it is for people with basic knowledge about user stories i think even those without that knowledge can read this book. I already read through 4 quick ideas before writing this review and IMHO this is a great companion for anyone working with user stories. The first 4 techniques made me realize that the way we are creating and using user stories are so incorrect and also i realized how ineffective the techniques we use really are. Although slightly on the expensive side this is a must have for anyone working with iterative software development and not just product owners or scrum masters. The paper quality is great and book is compact. This is something i am going to carry with me to work everyday and probably buy a copy and keep it in my office for my team to refer to.
Working with user stories is a much misunderstood and under estimated topic. I have read other books on "agile" who only confuse the reading wanting to benefit from them. Fortunately the authors help you out with their 50 tips. I am looking forward to their new book on "50 ideas to improving testing".