I previously reviewed Model by Michael Gross and stated that it gave me insight into the modeling industry that 2 years worth of research didn't. This book, The Model's Handbook, was the basis of me fully understanding the business side of the modeling industry. Between The Model's Handbook and Model, Handbook is the college lesson/ class that greatly aided my knowledge of the industry enough to be comfortable opening my own agency, and Model was the street education that has told me what I need to look out for in my pursuit. Anyone who reads this handbook MUST read Model (and Amazon carries it! ). I recommend both firmly.