Title is misleading,
This review is from: The Songwriter's Idea Book (Hardcover)
Pro: Excellent catalog of types of lyrics. Also good coverage of different elements that make hit songs.
Con: The title is misleading. The "40 strategies" is really no more than a catalog of 40 general types of lyrics, i.e. people get hit songs from: a holiday, a place, a town, a love lost, love gained, etc. Some useful ideas, but I was hoping for something more like writing or brainstorming exercise to open the imagination. This book was not at all useful for me.