Stig Edvartsen's Reviews > You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourself

You Are Not So Smart by David McRaney
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Dec 27, 2011

really liked it

This book excellently lists a number of the ways we delude ourselves, backs the assertions up with sources and uses examples to illustrate how we this affects us in every day life. It is a real eye opener, and one of those books I found lives in me after I closed the last page. It is not perfect and some of the topics are not delved deeply into (ad hominem is an examples) and could benefit from more examples and fleshing out. The language also changes throughout the book and makes this feel more like a collection of essays than a single book. Just by giving this a strong 4 stars and pointing to what I think is a flaw, I may have committed two of the errors of thinking described in the book. Oh well :-)

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