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Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
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Aug 04, 11

bookshelves: non-fiction
Read in August, 2011

I had three issues with this book:

1) It sounds like it was written by the same pop science ghost writer as every other pop science book. I don't know if there is one person out there that's hired to give scientists a 'lay' tone, but all these books have the same uber lame sense of 'humor.'

2) It's a bit redundant and could instead be a long New Yorker Article, or a two part series. Clearly, Ariely was told to add color and personality to his stories by including unnecessarily long 'human interest' angles.

3) Some claims are made without evidence as commonly done when in pop science preachy tone.

However, the information it covers is really interesting.

Skim this one for best enjoyment.

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