This book is for people who want to be a student of Mark Rothko’s life and work. If you’re not committed to immersing yourself in his letters, random notes, and the editor’s attempts to make sense of Rothko’s scribbles, then you will be disappointed with this book. If you’re interested in hearing Rothko in his words, presented plainly, then you’ll find it a satisfying archive. In no other book will you find him writing about his own life in such detail. A must read for anyone who loves his artwork.