I have been too busy to try the recipes in his new book that I got a few weeks ago, but I have his other book and they are his recipes. If he gives away his home recipes, they are different from the ones in his bakery and factory. Plus, with the new trend in famous bakeries getting book deals, the recipes better be good because a bad Amazon review (average) can kill book sales in a very short time.
I am a cookbook fanatic and get probably 5 or more a month. I read them like novels, mark the interesting ones, and go to the next one. When I need to develop a recipe, I get out all relevant recipes and do a comparative analysis to begin my recipe. I only refer to accomplished bakers and Buddy is one of them. I may not like his show, but his business and baking knowledge is vast.
Another thing I like to do is go to Amazon after the book has been out a few months. The reviewers will name the great recipes they have tried, and the bad ones. I mark them in the front of the book and put marks for multiple mentions.
I am still too busy to try them in the near future, so the reviews will be what I look at.