There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant.
This book comes from the trenches. Well, it actually comes from deep within the software factory, but sometimes there isn't too much difference. This book is for programmers who care about what they're doing. If you don't, then shut the book now and put it neatly back on the bookshelf.
Programming is your passion. It's sad, but it's true. As a hardcore techie, you practically program in your sleep. Now you're in the heart of the Real World, deep in the industry, doing what you could never imagine: being paid to play with computers. The truth is, you'd have paid someone for the privilege.
But this is an odd place, not what you were ...