For those who have never dipped their toes into the singular world of Glen Baxter, this is the moment of truth. For those already addicted, relief is at hand for a new volume is on the way. Great issues of the day are tackled boldly and head-on. Corduroy and its tragic implications, the truth about group therapy and guacamole, the sinister rise in the number of quiche self-help groups, the resurgence of woad and distressing new developments in the field of marquetry are but a sampling of the subjects confronted. Author note: Glen Baxter's earlier works include "Atlas", "The Impending Gleam", "Jodhpurs in the Quantocks", "The Billiard Table Murders", "Returns to Normal", and "Glen Baxter's Gourmet Guide."