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Lefties: The Origins & Consequences of Being Left-Handed

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What minority group claims Jack the Ripper, Leonardo da Vinci, the Boston Strangler and Marilyn Monroe among its members? Lefties--one of the largest minority groups in the land. For every lefty tired of living in a right-handed world, this witty and wise guide to the facts and findings, legend and lore of the so-called "sinister people" is a welcome bookshelf addition. ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published February 1st 1993 by Barnes & Noble (first published May 1st 1980)
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Britney
I thought it was an interesting analysis of left handed people and how their brains work. It basically explained how left handed people are different and how they view the world, which makes them extrodinarily different.
People who might enjoy this book would be lefties or people into how the brain works. This book really does talk about both things a lot.
People who might not enjoy this book are people who don't enjoy the genre or don't care about handness.
Andrew Kline
Aug 27, 2016 Andrew Kline rated it liked it
The first 2/3 of this book focused on whether handedness existed at the atomic level or internally in biological structuring, in other animals, and in early humans. It was okay, but went on for a bit too long. Once he got to actually handedness in modern humans, I was much more interested. He also had a very interesting writing style, in which very casual language, even slang sometimes, was randomly inserted into otherwise academic writing. Lastly, I'm sure a lot of the information is outdated ...more
Joelle
Jan 22, 2011 Joelle rated it it was ok
Lots of research studies and math theory, which is all probably useless considering the book was written 30 years ago. Not quite the lighthearted read I imagined..
Sarah Sammis
Feb 09, 2012 Sarah Sammis rated it liked it
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There isn't much original thought in this book. Most of it is just a rehashing of Martin Gardner's many wonderful books.
Ryan
Jun 22, 2015 Ryan rated it really liked it
Made me pull my pants down and look at my balls to see which ball drooped lower to see if I was a statistic, I am not. I am left handed and the left one droops.
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