Though non-fiction is not usually my first choice, I was thoroughly delighted with this book. It is insightful and thought-provoking, amusing and entertaining. In my opinion, this is required reading for anyone who is genuinely interested in better understanding (and hopefully improving) themselves, their world, and their lives overall. Very well written and highly recommended!
I was expecting...more.
This is a book for people who have never actually had a critical thought before. It goes on FOREVER explaining studies and facts that just seemed completely obvious.
You could condense the meat of the book to a double sided bulleted list.
A fascinating read with great insights into what makes humans so quarky.
You will learn more about yourself, your family... even about your wife in this easy to read, great to enjoy and science to apply book. As soon as you get into the audiobook you will get hook to it...
I look for books with ideas on multiple levels, a good story, and a bit of fun.
Predictably Irrational provides us a stack full of tips for living in a western consumer society. Though I get a little irritated by Dan Ariely pushing some overtly political perspectives, most of this book provides real insights into our behaviour in the commercial world. His descriptions on how advertising and sales techniques try to push us to buy, and how the economic theory of supply and demand doesn't actually work, provided me with real benefit.
His research is very interesting and the conclusions are useful but the book is needlessly long (even at 7 hours).
I'd prefer an abridged version, if there was one.