Definitely can recommend the book to anyone who is interested in China. One of the 10 must read books.
Usually books about China deal with the economy or the political situation, but few book, like the "left over women" concentrate on the private issues, to help you understand the motives and action of people, but also the government's involvement.
Western media often reports about the women by simply echoing what is written in the state media. This book also explains the other side and what I like best, the "why".
If something is repeated often enough, it does become true. I hope it does not. This sentence my not make sense now to you, but you know what I mean, after you read it.