by Neil deGrasse Tyson

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    • Normally I'm a fan of Neil deGrasse Tyson and his ability to explain scientific concepts in a way your average person can follow. I didn't expect to become an Astrophysicists as a result of reading this book, I just wanted some insight into the topic. I didn't get that from this book at all. I think this book was intended for a scientific audience who had a specialty in another area but some familiarity here. Someone who had a basic understanding already. It is not for you average non-scientific person on the street. I think the title is misleading and to avoid getting negative reviews, Neil should make it clear that you need a basic understanding of Astrophysics in order to attempt to follow him in this book.
    • Full disclosure: I have met Dr. Tyson more than once, to the point that I have his phone number.Absolutely amazing book! I recommend that everyone read this book. It is a very simple primer on astrophysics. It does not get into a lot of detail, insane math, Etc, and it's something that can easily be read by a novice.Even people with experience on the subject will also find very interesting facts and ideas.Also, I have to say, that I absolutely love how the title is , for lack of a better term, an amazingly hilarious pun LOL ;))
    • Not really sure if people in a hurry can understand it without some sort of background. It took me two - three reads for chapter 1 to understand it, I dont think I was not knowledgeable, I'd like to think I am a little bit less than average.. Still very hard read for me. Really doubt people in a hurry can understand the book entirely. If so, you're awesome! If not, don't worry, I am there with you! lol
    • Perhaps the target audience is in more of a hurry than I am. But some of the topics were too summary and brushed over some explanations that could have been given in pretty short form, so may be confusing if you have not already done a fair amount of reading. Was interesting to see how many things were addressed as "we don't know". Still, if you only want a smattering to impress your grandkids, the explanations are pretty clear to the extent they exist.The irritating, to me, part was that the author was very needlessly dismissive of anyone with a Christian approach to any of this. Present your facts and let them speak for themselves. Don't go out of your way to dismiss anyone who thinks there may be something more than random chance at work as a deluded or even ignorant Luddite. Those who agree with the author on that point will probably rate this 5 stars. I believe we can have a civilized discourse but the author is clearly not interested.
    • Mr Tyson made it easy and fun to learn about possibly the geekiest information that exists. I had a long-standing curiosty about all things that make up the universe, but no time/ability to obtain a PHd. He put the essential concepts, terminology, history, and challenges within my grasp.