The projects were fun and such a change than the normal crochet designs of doilies and circles, more modern and suitable for the times. The toiletry bag would make an ideal gift for a man or woman at Christmas. In particular for men who let's face it are never the easiest to handmake for.
I also loved the 'Basic Instructions' Chapter. Have just shown the starting point and chain stitch but goes onto double crochet and how to stitch back and forth, double crochet in a tube, more in between to Pixel Crochet.
These were some of the best instruction I have ever found on how to start with a hook and a ball of yarn.
I would highly recommend this book for either men or women if you want up to date projects and a new and fun way to view crochet. Plus if like me you want to learn just right. As you have gathered I think this book is fantastic, so check the bookshelves in your local stores and maybe add to your Christmas list.