In recent years I've come to suspect I have social anxiety. The book caught my eye at my local library and sounded like a good pickup. I haven't really read much in this vein of books and thought maybe I might find some useful tips. What follows is a guide on how to live with SA at work, at school (university), on public transportation, in social settings, etc. What it is, how to cope and resources to learn more.
That's basically it. If you're just discovering the concept then you might find this guide helpful. It's interesting if you're not familiar but as someone who's found information elsewhere I can't say I found the information all that useful. It was nice to read how someone else had similar experiences with say on the public transportation, (including some tips on how to cope) but overall I agree with the assessments about being a basic, beginner's guide to be on the mark.
I think there are some tips and tricks that people would find helpful and it was nice to read that it was okay to (for example) take another train if the current one is too crowded or that it's worth considering traveling to work/school earlier to avoid the rush. This might be feasible for some (cost, getting to the station, train/bus schedules, etc.) but it was affirmative for me to read that other people had similar coping strategies.
It's not a bad book but as I said, it's more of a beginner's guide. I was glad I picked it up from the library but it may not be a bad purchase or gift to give.