The ASCRS Manual of Colon and Rectal Surgery was designed to provide a rapid access pocket reference for residents, fellows, private clinicians, and allied health professionals caring for patients with colorectal surgical diseases. The Manual (abstracted ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery) is intended to impart succinct, clinically relevant information for daily patient care. The chapters take an evidence-based approach and many provide ASCRS practice parameters. The contents are presented consistently, with concise overviews of the most clinically relevant topics. The disease chapters discuss etiology, anatomic considerations, patient evaluation, lab results, imaging, diagnosis and treatment. The surgical chapters address these same issues, in addition to discussion of minimally invasive versus open techniques, possible complications, and perioperative care. The Manual includes anatomical and technique drawings, operative photos and algorithms. A handy, complete pocket reference, The ASCRS Manual of Colon and Rectal Surgery will surely be among those books in the clinic that evoke the question, "Who's got my book?"