I took a class this Spring which was taught by Dr.Jake's P.hD student. I was taking the course remotely. I had access to the full fledged Cadence tools. And with the CMOS book at hand, solving the home work problems and running the examples provided on the CMOS.edu website, provided me enough grounding on the wonderful, yet arcane subject of CMOS Analog Circuit Design. If you are beginner like me with some board level/block level understanding of the basic circuit building blocks, then this books is for you. The explanation is no-nonsense and very lucid enough to grasp the ideas. In the course that I attended, we covered the chapters 21-24, bulk of which is on Single stage Op-Amps and Two stage Op-Amps and frequency compensation. The topic on RHP Zero compensation and Feed forward compensation take the cake.The narration is very engaging for leisurely paced,self study. The book examples are available in the "Free as in beer" Lt-spice simulator format too, if you are broke like me and cant afford the Cadence Spectre tool-set.
With this book and Razzavi(another tome) one has sufficient fire power in their arsenal to go building their next Silicon sandbox!. Overall based on my personal experience- 5 Stars. He even has posted his lectures online archived as on-demand videos on the cmos.edu website and his style of Pedagogy is very unique. Check it out!.