As psychiatry becomes more evidence-based, and as we think about specific treatments for different disorders, it is important to have a readable book that covers a broad range of topics in schizophrenia—from diagnosis to pathophysiology to treatment to special problems. Dr. Johnstone is an accomplished clinician and highly recognized investigator who has the experience and credentials to bring such a book together with her colleagues from the University of Edinburgh. In addition, because of its digestible length and well-written style, this is an excellent book for residents to expand their knowledge about this important specific disorder. Because it is readable and covers many aspects of schizophrenia, it could serve as the basis for a seminar on schizophrenia for advanced trainees. In addition, most clinicians will find this book valuable for a relevant update on schizophrenia. As a history major during my undergraduate training, I was particularly impressed by the scholarly, historical approach and the depth of perspective of many of the chapters. Each contributor to this multiple-author volume has his or her own style and approach. Some of the chapters are especially strong and held my interest and are highlighted below.