The book aims the non-specialist curious about the last decade of results from the Economics research (mainly empirical). It covers some topics that other economics-for-the-masses-books also deal: Behavioral Economics, Economics of Happiness, Discrimination, Game Theory. Moreover, it is has chapters on: Anthropometric History, History of Globalization, Efficient Market Hypothesis, Economics of Sports and even a chapter on the subprime crisis.
Highly recommended for non-specialists and for over specialized economists drowning in pdf's an willing to have an overview of other areas.
(Disclosure: I received the book as a gift from the editors.)