I believe most people will check this book out for the gardening tips. Me? I wanted to check out the photos. My grandfather tried to get me into gardening. There's nothing in the produce section that he doesn't currently have in his backyard right now (except maybe watermelons) and I would hang out with him and a childhood next-door-neighbor named Mrs. Th-----n (family know who I'm talking about but I don't want to publish her last name) who loved to garden. It wasn't for me. All I saw was a lot of utensils, worms and didn't have enough patience to wait for seeds to grow but loved following them around. However, I found this book fascinating. There were a few health tips (could've used more; if you've heard her talk about childhood obesity you won't read anything new), a lot of tips on how/where/when to garden and her minor freakouts about gardening at the White House, the history of other First Ladies and presidents who were into gardening, the change in soil and architecture at the White House, recipes and how kids reacted to gardening.