I read it a few years ago and it really sparked a renewed interest in science for me. I'm talking about Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything. What an incredible book. It's my very favorite book of all time. If you haven't read it yet grab a copy as soon as you can...and get another one as a gift for a friend!
Speaking of which, oldest and best friend from my younger days in Pittsburgh recently told me he just read Bryson's latest hit, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid and loved every bit of it. I just got my copy and can't wait to dig into it.
So what's your favorite book? What's the one book you'd wish for if you were stranded on a desert island? Bryson's is my choice.