If you haven't read it yet (and I realize most you probably have), then read it. Simple as that.
I'm no bandwagon jumper (in fact, when dealing with a two year old book, even a #1 New York Times bestseller, you might say I am chasing the dust behind the bandwagon) but this book easily makes my Top Ten Books Of All Time. (Which, granted, may not mean as much to you when you learn that Sweet Home Alabama is on my list of Top Ten Movies Of All Time.)
On a recent camping weekend, I forced my own family as well as my brother's to put off the trip to the beach for an extra hour so I could sit and finish the book. I physically could not tear myself away from it. What really happened to Constantine? Would Stuart change his mind? What was the terrible awful thing that Minny did? How could I go to the beach and pretend like everything was okay without the answers to these questions???
(In case you honestly have no clue about this book, it's about a white socialite and a group of black maids in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi who join together "to write, in secret, a tell-all book about what it's really like to work as a black maid in the white homes of the South".)