This was the Macroeconomics book assigned last summer by my macroeconomics professor. Although it was only a textbook, I found that McConnell was able to explain the topic in a clear yet somewhat wordy way. Maybe I just found a liking for economics, but I really enjoyed learning through his book. He used many tables and graphs to make the subject as clear as possible. Besides the wordiness, I could really only find one other thing to critic him on which was the fact that there was very little about the recent recession even though this version was edited after the fact.