What it offers?
The things I liked about this book was: its layout (clean), it's an easy read and the information is presented in a conversational (blog-like?) way. What saves this book is the humour: while some of the jokes feel forced, overall it's a fun read.
"...and HuffPost Blogger"
In BlogWars, another book about political blogging, the author asks, in the introduction, if it even makes sense to write a book about blogging given their fast-moving nature. Some of the material dealing with then-current events, unfortunately shows how quickly dated material becomes. This is not to say the posts are badly written -- many of them are quite funny -- but at times it seems like an endless collection of Blush/Cheney/Hilary posts that come across as dated as jokes about (early 1990's Canadian PM) Brian Mulroney's chin. While there many posts in this book about topics that have more longevity than the then-current crop of American politicians, I think the book could have trimmed them down, or, given the number of times "and HuffPost Blogger" shows up, maybe they could have drawn on some more voices from other blogs, just to add a bit of variety. I realized at one point I had missed the resource section as there are just a lot of HuffPost blog posts, almost to the point that the "Guide To" part seems to get lost in the sea of anti-George Bush blog posts. If they removed half of the postings, this book would be less than half its 220-odd pages.
There's been a lot of books written about how to blog and some on blogging itself and The Huffington Post is probably one of the better known blogs. The book seems to try an be both a book about the HuffPost and how to blog; On the first count it succeeds as readers will definatly get a feel for what they can find on HuffPost. On the second, it's less so. The bottom line is if you're looking for a light introduction to blogging, you might pick this book up. If your a fan of the HuffPost, then you'll probably find some good reads hear- the writers are generally quite funny or at least cleaver. Other readers looking for a more in-depth look at blogging might want to find another book.