Written by a doctor, this book is complex but compelling. Mate convinced me to make changes to how I lived and gave me some insight into my own health problems. Recommend for auto-immune disease sufferers who want to make life changes.
Michael Brooks has taken 13 widespread areas of science with large pitfalls for the armchair scientist (or interested layperson) and given a fair and honest account of those problems where science doesn't (currently!) quite work. Fascinating subjects such as the origin of death and the beginning of life are covered in both history and science, giving fantastic insight to those looking to expand their base of scientific knowledge. Along the way, Brooks manages to inspire the purest scientific notions into subjects such as Homoeopathy, traditionally almost a 'dirty word' with scientists, reminding us that science explores and understands, and must change if met with reasonable doubt, even if the changes can be unpleasant.
Overall, a fascinating book with some very interesting and thought provoking moments that may cause you to ask fundamental questions about life, the universe and everything. Expect to take a little time to process the information; this book isn't one to fall asleep to. This audiobook also has a clear narration, and was a pleasure to listen to.