This is a gateway into the formidable and beautiful world of physics. Although coming into this read having a rudimentary knowledge of physics/chemistry is helpful to grasp the concepts discussed in this book, it can absolutely be read by anyone. Neil DeGrasse Tyson clearly knew how to write a book about physics for those who aren't conversant in it. Even with this book being relatively small, I am walking away with what seems to be a plethora of information. Great read and would recommend for people getting into science or anyone who wants to make conversation about the cosmos.