"It's so cute!" That's what folks say when they see the Tiny Book. And then they want to hold it.

The Bicycle Commuter's Pocket Guide finally hit the shelves, or rather alighted upon them. At roughly the same dimensions as a post card, you could literally stash this thing in your pocket, then whip it out suddenly whenever you felt the need for Hurst's ridiculous notions, or let's say you just wanted to whip something out, this book would fit the bill nicely. In terms of sheer whip-outability, this one will be difficult to surpass. It also contains some practical information for the beginning commuter -- some advice about equipment and clothing, bike fit, my own weird and often unhelpful thoughts about riding in traffic and the bicyclist's evolving and confusing relationship with the law ("...As it is, American cycle commuters are having their cake and eating it too. We depend on the law at the same time that we break it ..."), the now-familiar list of surface hazards including longitudinal cracks, quite a bit on route choice, a little essay about locking the bike, and more. The publisher added step-by-step illustrated instructions for fixing a flat, which brings this little book dangerously close to real usefulness.