Introduction to Managerial Accounting, 5/e by Brewer/Garrison/Noreen is based on the market-leading text, Managerial Accounting, by Garrison, Noreen and Brewer. However, this is not simply a briefer book with chapters removed; Brewer 5e has been rethought and retooled to meet the needs of the market.
Brewer 5e is a more accessible, yet thoroughly student-friendly text that satisfies the basic needs of the managerial accounting student without unnecessary depth on advanced topics associated with the follow-up course: cost accounting/cost management. Faculty and students alike will find this new edition has retained the hallmark features of the Garrison brand: author-written supplements, excellent readability, terrific examples, and balanced end-of-chapter material.
The text is clearly written and understandable, which is the reason why this is a 600-page book: the authors take their time to explain clearly (but still as succinctly as possible) what they want you to understand, then learn. At the end of the day, the book reads fast.