iPod, Therefore I am: A personal Journey Through Music is a great read. But, I'm not average when it comes to music. I've been a long-time music fan. I've read a ton about the roots of rock. How one group influenced another. I bought the Rio 500 mp3 player and a Rio MP3 CD player before I bought the first iPod and then the 10gb, the 20gb, the 15gb, the shuffle, the 60gb and now the nano. That's a lot, but I would sell or give the one's I abandoned as gifts. It all worked out.
I had my music collection burned to mp3 way ahead of the vast majority of people. I like Dylan Jones' book because he takes this whole music-loving, obsession seriously and with self-deprecating humor. And makes some great observations about it all. Jones is a very good pop writer. I was reading the book last night and, to me, it was a page-turner. I didn't want to stop reading because he had me hooked.
If you are really into music and feel that the iPod and iTunes have been a significant aid to your hobby, you'll love this book. If you are more casual about music, the hardback or paperback versions would make great inexpensive gifts for your iPod-loving friends.