If you don't read the rest, at least read the foreword by Chip Kidd. Wonderfully done in his unique graphic style. I'm kind of interested in fonts, typefaces, but I had no idea there was so much involved. This book is a good overview, presented in shortish chapters in an entertaining style. But I did get a little fatigued by it. A glossary would have been a useful addition. I became more confused about what was a typeface, a font, a glyph, and "not-a-font", perhaps a logo or design as I went along. I also was a bit overwhelmed walking around the streets for a few days, being hyper-aware of all the different fonts and designs coming at me. Still, overall, a fun book. I liked the "fontbreak" chapters that focused on a particular font and usually its history.