I'm sorry if this gets into the wrong section but. I often do get the question from friends and people around me about what is a very good starting book about buddhism, a softcore one. And I'd take a guess that it needs to be very down to earht (not 20 pages at the start about emptyness ), secular (nothing about the religions parts), just the philosophy. Something that explains very simple and not to hardcore about no-self, impermancence and suffering.
There must be at least a couple of these?