On a day to day basis we are troubled by uninformed, uneducated [in the scientific sense] journalists, opinion makers and politicians [to name a few] who write or speak about science without understanding what they are discussing, thus quoting wrongly, misunderstanding contents and generally -maybe unwillingly- misleading the public. When they start writing about quack treatments and 'successful' quack doctors, the situation is becoming threatening. This very pleasantly readable and sometimes funny book exposes many of this practices, and it will change the way you read your newspaper or popular scientific magazine. Recommended, also for those who do not have a scientific background. ESL readers might need a dictionary sometimes.