This is actually one of the most complicated and frustrating "for Dummies" books I've ever read and used...yes, yes, I know what you might be surmising...bah.
The book has huge sections (100+ pages) that discuss in detail a lot of accounting information...and this is where the aggravation comes in...which the author ends by summarizing "...but QuickBooks does all of this automatically for you in the background." Well what the...? He couldn't put this upfront, as in, "Hey, these next 3 chapters are for those of you who want to know what's going on behind-the-scenes".....
I'm a business owner, not an accountant - I would have greatly appreciated a lot more heads-up on what I need to focus on and what I can either skip or wait on to come back to later. I run QuickBooks so I can do the basics myself, but then turn it over every quarter to my accountant to verify everything and handle the taxes, etc.
So, if you run your QuickBooks the way I do so you can focus on growing and maintaining your business, and hire an accountant to double-check your work, I cannot recommend this book. If you love the "for Dummies" series and still want to get this, then just focus on pages 69-245; the rest can wait until you have time or the interest.
J. Avellanet, Co-Founder of Cerulean Associates LLC