There are lots of things to love about this book, its put out by the MIT Press, who I love, it's Don Norman, which might be a Marmite issue also and its actually fairly recent (2011, which for a student who is asked to read his works seems almost cutting edge compared with his more famous works from the late 80s).
In dealing with complexity, Norman is able to move away from the more over emphasized areas of design to talk about issues which are more hot topics these days. Although ideas around aesthetics and affordances (which he points out he was the one to introduce to the design community) are still present in the book, the real heft of exploration is in system design. This Norman does is his classic style of stories of travels, life in Chicago, studies and conversations, which allow him to find insights and explore their deeper context. Personally, I have spent the last two years of my life touching more of these areas of design, learning about design research and system design (originally recoiling at the sound of it—I mean it doesn't exactly sound very sexy), and the more I have, the more I have appreciated books like this which start to poke at sociology, psychology and anthropology. He even goes to decent lengths to correct ideas around affordances which may have been misinterpreted, and to introduce ideas around social signifiers the role they play and how we can use them to our benefit in design. Norman does a great job with his stories of helping you understand the idea of positive feedback, how to make customers experience better, and why interactions need to end well.
If you're just getting into system design, design research or are just looking for something fairly easy to pick up and put down whilst still being able to take away little tidbits, I'd say this one is a good little read for you.