Herman claims he included AAR members and a few other "good literary agents." Not all that many of those he lists are AAR members. Many are not listed in the comprehensive listing at the Preditors and Editors literary agent site. More than ten of those he lists have earned a "not recommended" ranking from the Preditors and Editors site because they charge fees or allegedly engage in other unsavory practices. Although there are enough good agents listed in the book to make the non-CD-rom version of the book worth the money, be sure to check the listings against the P&E list and the list of the Association of Author's Representatives (which is also available online). And remember: the listings that seem too good to be true -- those that say they're really open to unpublished authors and really want to see books that can be made into movies, etc. -- are too good to be true.