The only problem with The Complete Idiot's Guide to Meeting and Event Planning (Alpha Books, 2001) is the title (do you really want to hand it to a new hire?), but who are we to argue with success? The brand-name educational books now cover more than 300 subjects, from cigars to poetry.
The book deals with everything from goal setting to software to negotiations to registration and housing — and that's not the half of it. This A-to-Z approach means that some subjects