Wait until someone else purchases this book so you can borrow it when they're finished. The majority of the book is a timeline and recap of all of her previous books. If you've already read the series (which I imagine most have if they are getting the companion), it's kind of a waste of money.
The short story in the first section of the book was good but not great. This is the story of Sam's brother's wedding in between "Dead in the Family" and "Dead Reckoning". It was decent for a Sookie fix while I await the next in the series.
I will say that I did enjoy the recipe section and will most likely be making Caroline Bellefleur's famous chocolate cake in the near future. But the trivia section was ridiculous about the smallest details that had nothing to do with the real stories. Example: What color is the carpet in Maria-Star's apartment? Umm, Really? Who cares? And for those of you that do, the answer is Dark Blue. Now you can sleep better tonight for knowing right?
The interview with Alan Ball was interesting but nothing you couldn't have gotten from previous interviews with Rolling Stone or televised interviews on Youtube.
The rest of the book is a section called "A Guide to the World of Sookie Stackhouse" and is basically a Glossary of Terms and characters. And I mean EVERY character that she has ever written about in the series. Even characters mentioned from other characters who don't even have names such as "Arlene Fowler's aunt: No name given. Arlene's elderly aunt lives in nearby Clarice. (Mentioned in Dead After Dark)”. It seemed like someone is really milking the cash cow in this book.