An excellent book for somebody like me who knew nothing about schizophrenia apart from the cliches and the bad taste jokes.
It covers all the bases- the history of the disorder, the different explanations that have been suggested for its cause, a variety of accounts from schizophrenics about how it feels, a fair amount of detail about the science of the brain under schizophrenia, modern day opinions about treating people with schizophrenia, and more.
All of this is perfectly well balance, clear and easy-to-read, and I found it to contain just the right amount of depth. An excellent, and short (not very short!) introduction.