Many juicing books are filled with longs stories of the need and importance of juicing, the need of a better diet, and all of that type of material. If you know a lot of that, you end up getting it rehashed to you time and time again. That is why I love this little book. I am pretty sure this is mainly just the "guts" of one of Jay's larger books, but it contains only a few page, very brief welcome type story on the importance of juicing and Jay's thoughts. The bulk of this little study hardback book contains a pocket sized reference guide containing a whole section on a wide variety of vegetables, their main "ingredients" and what they help with health wise, followed by a whole section with recipes and remedies for various health issues. A handy-dandy quick reference guide I continue to use frequently.