In my opinion this book is for those who already know the meaning of the cards, but wish to improve their fluency, or understand the roles of a Tarot reader better.
Years ago I read Have Tarot Will Party, also by Matlin, which I enjoyed immensely.
There are a lot of Tarot books on the market, and I have read many, but the books geared to professional Tarot readers are rare.
Actually, let me clarify this point.
The vast majority of Tarot books are geared toward beginners. A much smaller percentage of books aims to deepen the understanding of Tarot. Few writers attempt to teach the business side of reading Tarot.
Matlin is one of those. I appreciate her work because she is a professional Tarot reader herself and therefore she has encountered the many aspects of the business she writes about.
I find her style practical, direct, and entertaining at the same time.
My favourite chapters in her book are:
- Half the Work Is in the Question
- Layering Tarot Techniques
- Court Cards Are People Too
- This Is Why Court Cards Are Hard
Don’t get me wrong, the entire book is full of great content. As an example; What to Do When a Reading Goes Wrong, contains extremely valuable information. I simply listed some of the chapters I personally enjoyed most.