Just picked up a copy of Aaron Franklin's book, "Franklin Barbeque A Meat-Smoking Manifesto". Although I have only glanced thru it so far and not read cover to cover, it seems pretty interesting. It has a little history of Franklin Barbeque, some advice on smokers (off-sets only) and meats, followed by some "how-to's" with a few recipes, and ends with tips for serving and eating. If you are looking for just a big cookbook, this is not that - it is more of a good storybook, written by a seemingly nice guy who has a restaurant where day after day lots of people stand in long lines to eat at. So he must be doing something right. I think it will be good reading.