Astrophysics for People in a Hurry is a book by the famous astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson. In it, the writer explains the very essences of the history of our universe since the moment of its birth until now. From the very tiny particles that fill our matters until the more peculiar aspects of the universe that scientists are still figuring out what their true nature is.
This book is like the more compact and updated version of Cosmos by Carl Sagan. The book aims to explain only the most important and most exciting aspects of astrophysics and humanity's endeavor to learn its place in the universe, sometimes leaving out the details that may be too complex to be explained here. As the writer says himself, he hopes that, after reading this book, people will be left wondering and wanting to learn more about astrophysics themselves.
There's also a heart-warming note at the end of this thin book that the writer included here. I really like it. It would be a shame if I'm the one who explains it here. I recommend checking it out yourself.