Let me just say that this book is amazing. It breaks down every essential element of DJing, the industry, the music, and the people, and puts it in a format that is useful for the beginning or seasoned DJ. Everybody can learn something from this book. The first thing that caught my eye was the title - Frank And Bill nailed the concept of DJing in a sentence. DJing is an art and it is a science; it's more than just throwing two records together and praying that the mix sounds good. DJing is reading people's emotions, breaking down every different aspect of music, and learning the industry and promotion. This book teaches you all of this as well as the technical side of playing records.
I remember the first night I finally had all of my equipment, (After 3 months of trying to figure out what equipment I even needed and where to get it) I went upstairs and hooked everything up- Of course it took me 2 hours of trial and error to get it hooked up right. I sat in front of my Denon and I was ready, the night was mine... until I realized I didn't know what the heck I was doing or how to use a mixer. After that hurdle came the elusive mystery of beatmatching. My point in saying this is that for most beginning DJs, the whole process is trial and error. This book eliminates that. You are guided on exactly what equipment to buy, how to set it up, the art of beatmatching etc. etc.
I'm not saying to you will read the book and all of the sudden you'll be a superstar DJ, but it gives you the steps in all the right directions and all that you have to do once you know the way is practice and perfect.
Do you want to know something funny? I've been using a mixer for 3 years and after reading this book finally figured out how a crossfader works and what it is used for.