Maria Konnikova
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Maria Konnikova

Maria is the author of two New York Times best-sellers, The Confidence Game (Viking/Penguin 2016) and Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes (Viking/Penguin, 2013). She is a contributing writer for The New Yorker, where she writes a regular column with a focus on psychology and culture, and is currently working on a book about poker and the balance of skill and luck in life, to be published by Penguin Press in 2019. She is the host of the longform storytelling podcast "The Grift," on the Panoply network, and has written for The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, California Sunday, Pacific Standard, The New Republic, WIRED, Smithsonian, and Scientific American, among numerous other publications. Maria graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard and received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Columbia University. She lives in New York City and is currently completing her first novel.

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Best Sellers

    • The Confidence Game

    • Why We Fall for It...Every Time
    • By: Maria Konnikova
    • Narrated by: Maria Konnikova
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 598
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 544
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 543

    From multimillion-dollar Ponzi schemes to small-time frauds, Konnikova pulls together a selection of fascinating stories to demonstrate what all cons share in common....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • The Confidence Game = major disappointment

    • By Nicole Kiess on 02-16-16

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Mastermind

    • How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes
    • By: Maria Konnikova
    • Narrated by: Karen Saltus
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 280
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 241
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 237

    No fictional character is more renowned for his powers of thought and observation than Sherlock Holmes....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Mindless: How to Regurgitate Useless Information

    • By CC on 02-12-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Confidence Game

    • The Psychology of the Con and Why We Fall for It Every Time
    • By: Maria Konnikova
    • Narrated by: Maria Konnikova
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Con men are artists of persuasion and exploiters of trust. They hold a deep, enigmatic fascination for us. But how do they do it? Find out....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A helpful guide for unlocking mental blindspots

    • By Tumwine on 01-27-17

    Regular price: $16.12

    • Täuschend echt und glatt gelogen

    • Die Kunst des Betrugs
    • By: Maria Konnikova
    • Narrated by: Oliver Schönfeld
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Es passiert nur den anderen, den Leichtgläubigen und den Gierigen, aber niemals uns: Onlinediebstahl, Anlagebetrug, Abzockerei. Doch die wahren...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very interesting

    • By Hoan Phan on 02-12-19

    Regular price: $16.07

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