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Stuart A. Vyse

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Stuart Vyse is a behavioral scientist, teacher, and writer. He writes the monthly “Behavior & Belief” column for Skeptical Inquirer and personal essays in a variety of places—lately for the Observer, Medium, The Atlantic, The Good Men Project, and Tablet. He also blogs very sporadically for Psychology Today.

Vyse's book Believing in Magic: The Psychology of Superstition won the William James Book Award of the American Psychological Association and has been or will be translated into four languages. His book Going Broke: Why Americans Can’t Hold On To Their Money is an analysis of the current epidemic of personal debt and has been translated into Chinese.

As an expert on irrational behavior, Vyse has been quoted in many news outlets, inclu
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Believing in Magic: The Psy...

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Going Broke: Why Americans ...

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Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
Commonwealth
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Yes, it is another book about middle class white people (for the most part), but, damn, it is a truly fine book. A sweeping family saga with all the ups and downs and turns and stops of families as they really are. A book of great wisdom and emotiona ...more
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Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O'Nan
Last Night at the Lobster
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I rarely have the chance to start and finish a book in a single day, but the modest length and the sweet and well-structured story of Last Night at the Lobster made it possible today. And it was a day well spent. My first book by O'Nan, who has long ...more
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American Heiress by Jeffrey Toobin
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I really enjoyed this book. Unlike Toobin, who is ten years younger than me, I was in my twenties when this history unfolded and I was a quasi-hippie/radical who was sympathetic to the goals, if not the methods, of the SLA. I think JT does an excelle ...more
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Indignation by Philip Roth
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The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
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Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
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A few thoughts about this book.

1. You would never read Go Set a Watchman if you had not already read To Kill a Mockingbird. Watchman is a first draft of the more famous book, set many years after the action of the story we all know. I would rate Watc
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Do No Harm by Henry Marsh
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Going Clear by Lawrence Wright
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Great look into a very secretive group. Having gone to a couple of communication classes back in the late 1960s and having at least one friend who has worked for the church since those days, I was fascinated by this well-documented and fast-moving st ...more
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