Not without reason was Bertrand Russell given the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950; a rather unusual honor for a modern philosopher---and particularly one known for his work in mathematical logic---but then, Russell was not your "typical" philosopher. He actually supported himself by his writing at many periods in his life (such as when he was running a "Free School" with his wife), rather than as a professor of philosophy (which is the norm, these days), and so he continually honed and refined his writing style over the years, so that it is always a pleasure to read. Even his self-described "potboilers"---which he admittedly wrote for the money---such as The Conquest of Happiness are a pleasure to read, for Russell's delightful prose style.
It should also be noticed that Russell was often FUNNY---at times, devastatingly so, with an acerbic wit combined with a keen philosophical intellect that effectively skewered his target. This collection consists of short (ranging from "one-liners" to several long paragraphs) excerpts from the full spectrum of Russell's huge output of books over an enormously long (he died at age 97) and productive career.
Topics include Politics, Ethics, Education, Religion, and of course Sex. It's remarkable to see that Russell's once-horrifyingly controversial comments on such topics as what we would now call "Serial Monogamy" now seem almost genteel.
This collection makes for a marvelous introduction to Russell, and will surely whet one's appetite to read at least some of the books these excerpts were taken from.