Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

To start off, Neil deGrasse Tyson is awesome. If you have watched anything about science on TV in the past five years, then you are probably familiar with Tyson. His passion and enthusiasm for science is unrivalled, but more impressive is his ability to communicate complicated concepts in common English.

I am not a science geek. I have read only a few rudimentary, popular science books and nothing by Tyson. So I chose this book for two reasons: it was really short and it was written by Tyson.

This book is extremely interesting. It starts with the big bang and pretty much explains clearly how the universe sort of works. Yes, it is all theory. Yes, some people will complain. But it is science. Tyson totally accepts the idea that things may change, that is what science is.

I think anyone who wants an introduction to Tyson will enjoy this book. I doubt I will start reading heavier science books, but I thoroughly enjoyed this read.