I read this textbook cover to cover with the same reaction I had to my first exposure to Aaron Copland and to Snoop Dogg: cacophonous confusion and mild mental pain. As is true for Copland and Snoop Dogg, however, a willingness to work at finding their structure and meaning, and even their "music," is well worth the effort. At first blush, this comprehensive textbook, which covers both axis I and axis II disorders, is typical of edited books in its collection of seemingly self-contained reviews. The chapters are of uneven quality, there is considerable redundancy from chapter to chapter, and by the conclusion the reader is left wondering what exactly is known about psychopathology. Despite these shortcomings, the three chapters by Raulin and Lilienfeld, Pihl, and Lenzenweger, respectively, are in themselves worth the price of the book. These scholars elegantly and comprehensively manage to highlight significant conceptual issues that should help even the seasoned researcher think more clearly about psychopathology. At worst, therefore, the Oxford Textbook of Psychopathology brings together an impressive summary of psychopathology research data and sophisticated discussions of methodological and conceptual issues.