Very informative and mostly interesting, but you must bear through some less interesting sections here and there as Pinker explains some important concepts.
Tour of history and essential problems of statistics, doesn't provide much in the way of real world guidance other that to remind one of how fallible we are as a species. That made it sound boring, which it is not. The telling of history is entertaining, and the problems discussed should astonish someone who does not has extensive training in statistics or psychology (like me!).
I was ashamed of the fact that I enjoyed this book so much. It has the same sort of popular appeal, like Eat Pray Love or Tuesdays with Morrie. But the story is pretty addictive, and it is a good choice for the car to because you don't have to concentrate extremely hard to enjoy it.
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