Honestly, I'd never thought much about how my brain works, but after reading this book, I'll never think of my brain - or myself - the same way again.
The book is divided into three parts. The first part is devoted to explaining the neuroscience details behind his new theory of intelligence. I found it fascinating and very readable. The second and third parts focus on machine and human intelligence, respectively.
It was the third part of the book that caught me off guard in such a beautiful way. It was full of ideas I'd never heard before, and frankly, I found them so enticing, I couldn't put the book down. The explanation of how we create false beliefs couldn't be more timely. The possibilities for addressing our ongoing struggle between genes and knowledge were stimulating and surprising.
The book has a hopeful feel, and I walked away from it feeling optimistic and enlightened. I highly recommend it.