A couple of months ago Lubos recommended this book as a good introduction to the state of modern particle physics and quantum physics. I would agree with him on that. Lisa writes in a way that non-physicists can understand and structures most of the book in a logical fashion, taking us through nuclear structure, quarks and the Standard Model while continually explaining how and why certain experiments are being performed at CERN. In a timely coincidence, Lubos posted a blog entry about an unexpected over-abundance of double photons from CERN just as I was reading Lisa explain why unexpected results could be expected. There is also a very good section explaining the Higgs Bosun, what it might or might not be and how CERN is searching for it.
I would encourage people to read this book to be informed about recent developments in Physics. I wouldn't be as quick, however, to encourage them to read it for Lisa's opinions on subjects outside theoretical physics. She devotes a number of chapters to applying the scientific method to non-scientific questions and unfortunately does not convince. She comes across as quite naive in these chapters and shows an awesome ability to almost, but not quite, understand other peoples thinking and arguments. That aside, this is a great read.