An execelllent resource for any Forgotten Realms campaign to expand upon the backgrounds given in the 5th ed Player's Handbook, Sword Coast Guide, and Xanathar's to pick and choose bonds, ideals, and other features based as much on where a character is from in the Realms as the classic archetypes presented in the core WTC books. Sure, it only covers the core regions of the Realms but that is a lot of area and cultures, more than enough for most campaigns (though there is room for later books to cover Kara-Tur and the other parts of Toril). Most of the areas covered are human cultures but a little tinkering can expand it to local non-humans (not to mention he has a bunch of smaller books specific to various non-human races and cultures of the Realms for you elf, orc, and dwarf fans out there).
There are a few minor editing mistakes that will no doubt be fixed in a later iteration of the book but on the whole a satisfactory and useful product that, at this price, it's a steal. Just the expanded trinket table alone is worth the price of this product.