Why We're Wrong About Nearly Everything: A Theory of Human Misunderstanding

A leading social researcher explains why humans so consistently misunderstand the outside world How often are women harassed What percentage of the population are immigrants How bad is unemployment These questions are important, but most of us get the answers wrong Research shows that people

The In-Betweens: The Spiritualists, Mediums, and Legends of Camp Etna

They believed they would live forever So begins Mira Ptacin s haunting account of the women of Camp Etna an otherworldly community in the woods of Maine that has, since 1876, played host to generations of Spiritualists and mediums dedicated to preserving the links between the mortal realm and the

This Is Your Brain on Birth Control: The Surprising Science of Women, Hormones, and the Law of Unintended Consequences

An eye opening book that reveals crucial information every woman taking hormonal birth control should know This groundbreaking book sheds light on how hormonal birth control affects women and the world around them in ways we are just now beginning to understand By allowing women to control their

Mindf*ck: Cambridge Analytica and the Plot to Break America

For the first time, the Cambridge Analytica whistleblower tells the inside story of the data mining and psychological manipulation behind the election of Donald Trump and the Brexit referendum, connecting Facebook, WikiLeaks, Russian intelligence, and international hackers Mindf ck goes deep inside

Narrative Economics: How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events

From Nobel Prize winning economist and New York Times bestselling author Robert Shiller, a new way to think about how popular stories help drive economic events In a world in which internet troll farms attempt to influence foreign elections, can we afford to ignore the power of viral stories to

Information Wars: How We Lost the Global Battle Against Disinformation and What We Can Do about It

Disinformation is as old as humanity When Satan told Eve nothing would happen if she bit the apple, that was disinformation But the rise of social media has made disinformation even pervasive and pernicious in our current era In a disturbing turn of events, governments are increasingly using

Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know

Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the 1 New York Times bestseller Outliers, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers and why they often go wrong How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation Why did Neville Chamberlain think he

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

Alternate cover edition of ISBN 9780062457738 In this generation defining self help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be positive all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people For decades, we ve been told that positive thinking is