I was THAT disgusted with the authors' preachy, way-out-there attitudes. Their highly selective misuse of statistics turned me off comletely, and their assumption that A) the ONLY choices are a totally unmedicated, "natural" vaginal birth (and preferably, a homebirth) - or a Caesarean, B) ALL women have unresolved feelings of guilt, grief or failure about their pevious C-section(s), and C) You, the reader, most likely didn't REALLY need that C-section at all, because baby monitors lie, and cephalopelvic disproprtion doesn't really exist, and if you were a REAL woman, you'd have stuck it out for yet another 24 hours of agonzing labor instead of accepting your OB's diagnosis of failure to progress ... well, all I could think after reading the book is that if you had to buy into all that wierd, new-agey crap to have a VBAC, a repeat C-section was probably not that bad.
Thank goodness an Internet friend steered me to "Vaginal Birth After Cesarean : The Smart Woman's Guide to VBAC" by Elizabeth Kaufman. Kaufman presented BOTH sides, and was far more helpful in helping me make a truly informed decision. I had a wonderful, medicated, hospital VBAC - and mother and baby are phyically and psychologically intact, despite Cohen and Estner's dire predictions of "failure".
My advice? Skip this fanatic, all-or-nothing book and get REAL information - from the book mentioned above, and from your OB/midwife/local hospital.