I spent the majority of my focus on the first couple of chapters because those were the chapters that were of interest of me. I didn't much care for the others. The book weighs heavily on Fashion & Lifestyle, and lacks the balance of Literature, Film, Arts & Philosophy, to which only one section was dedicated, and was named Culture. A little weird, I say.
Nevertheless, that's just my opinion. It's worth taking a look at. It's worth giving it as a gift to someone who is probably into the Arts & Fashion lifestyle as it contain a lot of useful reference, and a lot of historical icons that revolutionized those subjects.
That's all I have to say. It was kind of miss for me. I figure culture is bigger part to being 'cultured and cool' than fashion and lifestyle, but maybe I'm wrong. You decide for yourself. I have decided for myself.