When I was young, Evelyn Wood Speed Reading was the only game in town as far as I knew. It didn't help me much, but I blame myself mostly since my mind was not on cerebral matters at the time (21 years old, Viet Nam getting hot, etc.). This book has helped me to speed up even while reading it. I tried some of the suggestions and they seemed to work. In any case, it's a fairly short read and anyone not already familiar with the concepts in the book might find improvement in reading speed just as I did, that is: Right away.