Although I might poke fun at the title of this book, I must give Hopper credit for thoroughly explaining every instrument and the toys that accompany them. She gives guidelines and step-by-step directions on what a girl needs to start a legitimate band. In five pages, I learned everything I could ever want to know about pedals, picks and sticks. Unlike other authors who shy away from large quantities of detail, Hopper dives in head-first and isn't scared of overwhelming a beginning musician with a large amount of information, something I found thoroughly enjoyable.However, this book is intended for young girls, ages 12 and up, who've never been in a band before. Not 21-year-old drummers who have dated enough guitarists to have the basic idea of what she's talking about. So, be warned, this is not a "how-to" guide for the fair-weather musician. This book was written solely for those that intend on starting a band and intend on making it out of their parents' garage someday. Aside from being a little dense at times, I highly recommend The Girl's Guide to Rocking for beginners of any age. It's a great reference and starting point on how to get a band off the ground.