The author of the best-selling You Are Not So Smart shares more discoveries about self-delusion and irrational thinking, and gives readers a fighting chance at outsmarting their not-so-smart brains.
David McRaney's first book, You Are Not So Smart, evolved from his wildly popular blog of the same name. A mix of popular psychology and trivia, McRaney's insights have struck a chord with thousands, and his blog - and now podcasts and videos - have become an Internet phenomenon. Like You Are Not So Smart, You Are Now Less Dumb is grounded in the idea that we all believe ourselves to be objective observers of reality - except we're not. But that's okay, because our delusions keep us sane.
Expanding on this premise, McRaney provides eye-opening analyses of 15 more ways we fool ourselves every day. McRaney also reveals the true price of happiness, why Benjamin Franklin was such a badass, and how to avoid falling for our own lies. This smart and highly entertaining audiobook will be wowing listeners for years to come.
©2013 David McRaney (P)2013 Gildan Media LLC
If you have never read/listened to earlier books involving the human mind and the way we trick ourselves (Michael Shermer comes to mind) then much of the information would seem new and intriguing. Unfortunately since I've read other books, this had literally no new information for me.
The narrator's tone and approach simply did not match the content.
I expected a fresh take on some of the topics, however this was not the case. Even the examples provided were ones already presented in other books by other authors. While I know that the concepts will be similar since they are well-known and documented, I expected to get a different perspective. Instead it was a re-hash and left me wishing I had my credit back.
Fun and interesting look at brain fails. Would make a good bathroom reader. Also contains warnings and tips to become less dumb.
What a snoozefest! The story is good and I get it but the narrator, my lord he was sloooowww and booorrring! DO NOT LISTEN WHILE DRIVING! You will find yourself hypnotized by the old man's voice and get into an accident!
Good story but I couldn't stay awake long enough to finish the first chapter.
He was really slow and calm. Not a good book for the road.
Dry, depressing, condescending and politically biased. Apparently, in life, there is little reason to even try to try.
excellent book on the common decision making biases and errors and how social conditions compound thrm. The differentiating factor for this book is that it is told in a very entertaining way, but still maintains great rigour in terms of discussion and scientific references. Great for improving business decision making and evaluating everyday situations.
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