How to Use This Book
For starters, beware of information overload. Don't try to absorb everything all at once. It will be easier, of course, if you have experience at card games, possibly even bridge. For example, if you ever played Spades, you already know about tricks.
It's the bidding that will take some study and concentration. Keep in mind that most experts consider bidding to be, by far, the most important aspect of the game. No matter how well you play, if you consistently fail to get to the right contract, your results will suffer.
Many of the principles of bidding are not intuitive, and there are many rules of bidding that will be covered in later chapters. If that sounds intimidating, don't be concerned. Once you absorb the basics, it will all seem logical. The key is to take each section slowly, making sure you understand the principles.