I appreciate Aubrey took the time to write this book. It was meant for a layman. And I know how hard it is to translate scientific knowledge to someone with not-so-science background people. He starts each chapter with interesting metaphors like grilled Turkey on Thanks Giving and our aging. That kept my interest high in the pile of technical jargon.
I also like how Aubrey writes down how he has approached a problem and his thinking process. Obviously, he's an intelligent man. But that type of thinking process is hard to find because they are usually busy doing the actual project.
The book is from 2007, but it will give you a comprehensive understanding of biology in general from aging to cancers. I felt like I caught up a lot in current issues surrounding real world biology.