This is NOT a "hot to bead" book as such (although it does have a few projects, etc), but actually a book about creativity. It is more a "self help" book using beads as the central symbol. For instance, one page has an illustration with the words: Beads have holes for when we're in the middle. Beads remind us that each season has its own color and purpose.
Frankly, I found the illustrations crude but that's part of the book's charm, I guess. Beaders seem to love this book, although as a non-bead person, I'm not sure why!