Michael Bernstein, one of the authors of The Pizza Book here. While it's true that my co-author Aaron and I are amateurs and you "shouldn't have any reason to believe that we know anything about pizza," we actually do! We're students of home baking for years and years and have tested and re-tested this recipe dozens and dozens of times.
You don't need to take my word for it, though! If you sign up here: http://make.pizza/
, you can download a free 24 Page excerpt from the book which includes the full dough recipe, so you can judge it for yourself.
Happy to answer any other questions y'all might have. If anyone checks out the recipe and wants to buy the book, I'd be happy to send you a discount code.