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Bozo Sapiens by Michael Kaplan
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This book is not the easy layman's romp through evolutionary and social psychology that its cover promises it to be- Bozo Sapiens is cluttered with obscure references to philosophy, history, and literature, which only tangentially enrich the arguments they are intended to support. I think the Kaplans tried to cover too many topics using too many examples- I personally would have preferred a book that investigated these issues in a more vertical than horizontal manner.


That being said..... Bozo Sapiens is chock-full of interesting tidbits and theories on why people make such inane, and often dangerous, mistakes. The book seemed to grow more cohesive as I read on (and learned how to parse the ornamental anecdotes from the expository meat) and when I reached the final page, I was actually sad to see the end of it.
I'm thinking my rating might improve with a second reading...

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