I was asked to read Tyson’s most recent book to see if someone like me, who had never taken a physics class, could easily understand what he was explaining. The simple answer is no; the more complex answer is usually. I love Tyson’s subtle sense of humor. I found fascinating his discussions on planets, galaxies and stars. I enjoyed reading about telescopes, scientific discoveries and gravity. But for me, a nonphysics individual, I am still on shaky ground when it comes to topics such as, the speed of light, matter and energy , and protons and electrons. However, even if you took a high school or college physics class decades ago, I think you will enjoy and appreciate Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.