Alexi D. Smolensk, one of the writers of a blog I regularly follow over at The Tao of D&D has recently published a short (114 pg) booklet I thought Id post here. I received the book on Friday evening and finished it in one reading. I found myself not wanting to put it down and when it ended, I was wanting for more. It is kind a precursor to his up and coming "How to Run: An Advanced Guide to Managing Role-playing Games".
Though some have found his writing style a bit temperamental and brash, I find it refreshing and respect the passion and conviction about everything he has written about the game, running the game and his game world.
I recommend this book to players and particulary to DMs who are passionate about the game and want an insightful and provocative assessment of the game we all love that isn't so kiddy-candy coated as the stuff put out on the shelves these days....
You can find his work at www.Lulu.com