The Prevention staff has written a general book on women's health for lay readers covering the basics in alphabetical order with black-and-white illustrations. Information on anatomy and physiology, sexuality, childbirth, menopause, cancer, and heart disease is offered in language that is supposed to be familiar and humorous but is instead embarrassing if not insulting. A description of sexual response, for example, says, "men are microwaves and women are crockpots." The advice on diet and exercise is useful and sensible, but the book lacks the depth of The New Our Bodies Ourselves (LJ 2/1/93) or The Women's Complete Healthbook (Delacorte, 1995). Collections in need of circulating women's health material may consider this, especially where Prevention is popular, but Tracy Chutorian Simler's All About Eve: The Complete Guide to Women's Health and Well-Being is more comprehensive.Barbara M. Bibel, Oakland P.L., Cal.