Makes you think!
It's not actually a story, but a series of explanations on common misconceptions and fallacies we experience unconsciously every day. They are written (or told, in this case) with welcome bits of humor and irony, that help you realize that, well, you are not so smart! Recommended!
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I am a goldsmith & jewellery designer from South Africa and an avid reader of SF&F, science, psychology, philosophy and classics.
Excellent. Somewhere way at the top. Don Hagen sounds like he reads the whole book with a smirk on his face and I found the information most valuable since I had little to no knowledge of many of the topics.
No, not yet, but I would want to.
Knowledge of some of these topics might actually save your life.
I think someone who has a more formal education in social sciences might not enjoy it as much. But since I am just an interested layman, I really found it useful.
Committed to making a difference in the moment.
The realisation that I'm not that smart. Wonderful rememberable stories and baritones to help illustrate the point and make it stick.
This is an intriguing book, but the choice of reader is completely off-base.
The voice of the author is a youthful one; one that inserts silly and somewhat snarky remarks here and there. The reader, however, delivers everything in a flat, humorless monotone. The humor and wit of the book are, as a result, lost.
Good starting point with these ideas. All the information is available in more depth elsewhere. The narration dry and slow.
Nothing really new here, but a very good compendium of what others have learned and taught on human behavioral psychology. Entertaining presentation as well.