WHEN THINGS FALL APART - PEMA CHODRON
A 22-chapter book collection coming from some of Pema Chodron's talks. Various aspects of life in the Western world and Buddhist attitudes and applications to assist us to deal with matters are given in an everyday language with a scattering of explained Tibetan words. If you simply read the book, as I did, it is a fairly quick read - but if you plan to work with each topic it can extend the length of time needed to cover a thorough reading.
I personally found the book a quick read, as whilst relating to various parts of the text I did not actually stop to practice, being mostly familiar with these practices already. However, I am still glad that i chose to read the book, as every new view on topics is helpful in the long run.
I would recommend the book to Westerners interested in a general Buddhist source of inspiration and assistance with their practice, along with those wishing to work with the various topics covered.