Maryana Pinchuk's Reviews > How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like

How Pleasure Works by Paul Bloom
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it was ok

As far as the popularizers go, this is more substantive than a Gladwell but far less so than a Pinker. In fact, much of the research and insights discussed were pulled directly from other popularizers, including Pinker, to the point where I felt some serious deja vu (deja lu?).

Also, for a book about pleasure, a nontrivial portion of it being devoted to cannibalism as compared to other lurid but not-that-lurid pleasures just feels like whatever the book equivalent is of clickbait. Amazon one-clickbait?
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Reading Progress

March 21, 2016 – Started Reading
March 21, 2016 – Shelved
March 21, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
March 24, 2016 –
26.0% ""The psychologists Julian Hochberg and Virginia Brooks took a child and raised him without any access to pictures until he was 19 months old. (They didn’t say so in the article, but the child was their own.)" Part 838382 of "psychologists making terrible parenting decisions"!"
March 30, 2016 – Finished Reading

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