The casebook is described as plain-spoken and convivial. Rather than to provide a mere compilation of readings and questions, this casebook makes a deliberate effort to explain the law. Simple concepts are presented simply. Complex concepts are broken down and accompanied by examples and problems. The readings are rich with variety. The classic cases are here, of course. But there are also atypical readings that allow students to see tort law from different perspectives, including an opening statement, a closing argument, administrative-enforcement letters, an excerpt from a novel, and an opinion on tribal law from a Navajo court. Many selections are also startlingly modern, with facts involving texting-and-driving, alcoholic energy drinks, Facebook libel, suddenly accelerating Toyotas, and the misery of a six-hour tarmac delay.