I read a good deal of economics for fun in my spare time (as you can imagine I'm the life of every party). I moved past the basic level this book is aimed at years ago, but nevertheless I still like to pick up a primer on basic economics every now and then just to round things out. This book has been on my Amazon wish list for a decade; where I first saw or heard about it I don't even remember it. Since it is now at a penny used + shipping, I figured what the heck.
It started off a little slow, but by the second chapter the humor took off. The author has a good sense of how to make this stuff interesting, to the limited degree that's even possible with economics (I think it was Ezra Pound who said that he knows of no subject other more difficult to arise an interest in people).
All in all a satisfying purchase. For those looking to explore further into banking in a way that won't put them into a coma, I would recommend Murray Rothbard's work, much of which can be found for free online.