I really like reading Richard Wiseman's blog at http://richardwiseman.wordpress.com/. Not only does he share quirky news and illusions, he posts photos of ghosts! It's awesome, I'm telling you. I love photos of ghosts because they teach me so much about the quirks of cameras and lighting and people's perceptions. So I am already positively inclined to Richard's book, even though it doesn't have any ghost photos in it.
In 59 Seconds
, Richard takes scientific studies and research and turns them into valuable information for people's day to day lives. He was inspired by a busy friend of his who wanted her information distilled into something she can make useful in less than a minute. It's a self-help book, but it isn't filled with the author's opinions, or silly theories, it's based on scientific fact. I really liked the way the author was able to take a lot of various information and make it into something easy to remember. There is also a lot of humor in this book, and it's easy to tell the author is not taking anything too seriously.
The only downside was that it was occasionally repetitive and I had already read about a lot of the scientific studies before, so there wasn't a lot of new information, but it's definitely a new way of looking at all of it.