There are 3 categories of readers who would enjoy or benefit from this book:
People who are generally curious about things and want to know why someone might say that statistics is becoming ‘sexy’.
People who are just starting a statistics 101 class, or are about to, and would like some motivation.
People who know a fair bit about statistics but who would like a little perspective and history.
Wheelan, as advertised, is an entertaining writer who sort of draws you in with little stories of statistical mysteries, mistakes, and deceptions. It’s a fairly easy read, and you won’t know much statistics by the end of the book, but I think you’ll understand why it’s an important field.