However, if the purpose of a book like this is to ground our treatment of people with schizophrenia in evidence-based practices, then it is a clear success. Each of the 12 chapters is readable, well-referenced, and provides both historical perspective and contemporary detail. Each chapter can profitably be read together or independently, but the book is best used as the starting point for particular learning. Pick a chapter, read it through, and then explore the references. For example, the introductory chapter is ideal for a more generalized audience, such as medical students. The chapter on psychopharmacology would make an ideal introduction for psychiatry residents. For practitioners interested in adding therapeutic techniques to their work, the chapter on psychological interventions ably introduces the major methods. The chapters on basic science and cognition are more technical and most helpful for people interested in posing research questions.