This was a required book for a preaching class. It was very helpful in the class context, but I would recommend it to anyone. Especially those who are creative- it is inspiring and affirming of your own individual voice and creative efforts. Ueland wrote the book in like 1938, but her message is enduring: "you are talented and original" and "everyone can write." She also has a brilliant, witty, unselfconscious style that is refreshing.