This is a great text book! I used it for my English 250 college class. It contains very modern issues (Britney Spears, Sports topics that are happening now, Racial slurs, Twin Towers, etc). It's very easy to relate to because the topics are so relevant to this generation. This is the best textbook I've used so far for college! It makes learning so much easier and more interesting when we can talk about things going on in the world right now, instead of what happened in the 80's or whatever.