She has a nice general overview about the history of Buddhism, even though the rest of the book address one direction. That's fine. I esp. liked her comparisons of different Buddhist meetings/sessions (found an error on page 30: scroll is the gohonzon, page 31: cabinet is the butsudan, not the gohonzon). I found the description of the roles of women in Buddhism also very helpful. I never knew there was a sect in Korea with NUNS!