This is a weightlifting book written by a man but specifically designed for women. Why should women have a different workout book? Why can't they just use the same one a man does? Lou Schuler argues that a woman builds muscle differently than a man does hence the reason why he wrote this book. Also it's because he got a lot of requests from women who wanted a version of his The New Rules of Lifting for them.
This book provides a whole different way of looking at weight loss and exercise. Schuler's tone is very assuring yet stern. He tells you like it is but is also very encouraging. He's pretty much what you would want out of a personal trainer.
I would recommend this book to any woman who wants to be physically stronger and is sick of the hamster wheel that is endless cardio. If you like to work out alone, this is a good book. You'll have some guidance but it's up to you to put the advice and the exercises into practice.
See my full review here: http://quellebooks.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-new-rules-of-lifting-for-women-lift.html