Hildeberto Br Br de Muzzano LO, Italy
This was an interesting book - composed of emails to family and friends about the recovery of one who suffered serious burns after 9/11. It only covered the 3 months following the attack, so I couldn't help but be curious what was happening in Lauren Manning's life 10 years later. It's amazing to see how well she is doing and how many people consider her an inspiration. She simply did what she had to and went through rehab to become as fully functional as possible after an accident. I believe she makes it seem easier said than done, and it is an inspiration to see someone overcome a difficult trial in their life. At the same time, let us not forget those who have also had accidents and who weren't able to recover as fully. They too should be a source of inspiration.
This is one of the best general science books I have EVER read. Angier is a wonderful writer, capable of making even the most complex ideas understandable and entertaining. My favorite chapter was, by far, the one on astrology, but I got something useful out of almost every other page in this book. I highly recommend it to anyone interesting in learning more about science and, by extension, themselves.