This book was recommended to me by a therapist who uses it to inform her own practice. The books includes a comprehensive, yet brief overview of the disorder. The cognitive-behavioural strategies are clearly and concisely presented, and the suggestions for exposure exercises are excellent. It seems like this would be a very helpful resource for individuals wishing to overcome shyness and social anxiety. Of course, merely reading the book will not help. Insight alone is not enough; if you want to improve your anxiety, you must consistently and persistently practice the techniques to alter your thoughts and behaviours.