Ian Leslie


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London-based author who writes ideas-based non-fiction. He also writes and performs in the comedy show Before They Were Famous for BBC Radio 4. Ian appears as a commentator on current affairs and culture for the BBC, Sky, and NPR.

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Curious: The Desire to Know...

3.96 avg rating — 1,254 ratings — published 2014 — 16 editions
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Born Liars: Why We Can't Li...

3.87 avg rating — 389 ratings — published 2011 — 20 editions
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To Be President: Quest For ...

3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2009
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“Ignorance as a deliberate choice, can be used to reinforce prejudice and discrimination.”
Ian Leslie, Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It

“What makes us so adaptable? In one word, culture – our ability learn from others, to copy, imitate, share and improve.”
Ian Leslie, Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends on It

“how does it feel,' wonders the neuroscientist Christof Koch, 'to bhe the mute hemisphere, permanently encased in one skull in the company of a dominant sibling that does all the talking?”
Ian Leslie, Born Liars: Why We Can't Live without Deceit

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