But What If We re Wrong  Book
Score: 3.5
From 336 Ratings

But What If We re Wrong


  • Author : Chuck Klosterman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-06-07
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399184147

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But What If We re Wrong Excerpt :

New York Times bestselling author Chuck Klosterman asks questions that are profound in their simplicity: How certain are we about our understanding of gravity? How certain are we about our understanding of time? What will be the defining memory of rock music, five hundred years from today? How seriously should we view the content of our dreams? How seriously should we view the content of television? Are all sports destined for extinction? Is it possible that the greatest artist of our era is currently unknown (or—weirder still—widely known, but entirely disrespected)? Is it possible that we “overrate” democracy? And perhaps most disturbing, is it possible that we’ve reached the end of knowledge? Klosterman visualizes the contemporary world as it will appear to those who'll perceive it as the distant past. Kinetically slingshotting through a broad spectrum of objective and subjective problems, But What If We’re Wrong? is built on interviews with a variety of creative thinkers—George Saunders, David Byrne, Jonathan Lethem, Kathryn Schulz, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Brian Greene, Junot Díaz, Amanda Petrusich, Ryan Adams, Nick Bostrom, Dan Carlin, and Richard Linklater, among others—interwoven with the type of high-wire humor and nontraditional analysis only Klosterman would dare to attempt. It’s a seemingly impossible achievement: a book about the things we cannot know, explained as if we did. It’s about how we live now, once “now” has become “then.”

But What If We re Wrong  Book
Score: 3.5
From 337 Ratings

But What If We re Wrong


  • Author : Chuck Klosterman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-04-25
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399184130

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But What If We re Wrong Excerpt :

“Full of intelligence and insights, as the author gleefully turns ideas upside down to better understand them. . . Replete with lots of nifty, whimsical footnotes, this clever, speculative book challenges our beliefs with jocularity and perspicacity.” —Kirkus (starred review) “Klosterman’s trademark humor and unique curiosity propel the reader through the book. He remains one of the most insightful critics of pop culture writing today and this is his most thought-provoking and memorable book yet.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) The tremendously well-received New York Times bestseller by cultural critic Chuck Klosterman, exploring the possibility that our currently held beliefs and assumptions about the world will eventually be proven wrong—now in paperback. But What If We're Wrong? is a book of original, reported, interconnected pieces, which speculate on the likelihood that many universally accepted, deeply ingrained cultural and scientific beliefs will someday seem absurd. Covering a spectrum of objective and subjective topics, the book attempts to visualize present-day society the way it will be viewed in a distant future. Klosterman cites original interviews with a wide variety of thinkers and experts—including George Saunders, David Byrne, Jonathan Lethem, Alex Ross, Kathryn Schulz, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Brian Greene, Junot Díaz, Amanda Petrusich, Ryan Adams, Dan Carlin, Nick Bostrom, and Richard Linklater. Klosterman asks straightforward questions that are profound in their simplicity, and the answers he explores and integrates with his own analysis generate the most thought-provoking and propulsive book of his career.

But What If We re Wrong  Book
Score: 3.5
From 336 Ratings

But What If We re Wrong


  • Author : Chuck Klosterman
  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Release Date : 2016-09-15
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781445663395

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But What If We re Wrong Excerpt :

What if everything we are most certain about turns out to be totally wrong?

If He Had Been with Me Book
Score: 3
From 15 Ratings

If He Had Been with Me


  • Author : Laura Nowlin
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2013-04-02
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781402277849

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If He Had Been with Me Excerpt :

If he had been with me everything would have been different... I wasn't with Finn on that August night. But I should've been. It was raining, of course. And he and Sylvie were arguing as he drove down the slick road. No one ever says what they were arguing about. Other people think it's not important. They do not know there is another story. The story that lurks between the facts. What they do not know—the cause of the argument—is crucial. So let me tell you...

Factfulness Book
Score: 4.5
From 29 Ratings

Factfulness


  • Author : Hans Rosling
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release Date : 2018-04-03
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250123817

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “One of the most important books I’ve ever read—an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” – Bill Gates “Hans Rosling tells the story of ‘the secret silent miracle of human progress’ as only he can. But Factfulness does much more than that. It also explains why progress is so often secret and silent and teaches readers how to see it clearly.” —Melinda Gates "Factfulness by Hans Rosling, an outstanding international public health expert, is a hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases." - Former U.S. President Barack Obama Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends—what percentage of the world’s population live in poverty; why the world’s population is increasing; how many girls finish school—we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess teachers, journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers. In Factfulness, Professor of International Health and global TED phenomenon Hans Rosling, together with his two long-time collaborators, Anna and Ola, offers a radical new explanation of why this happens. They reveal the ten instincts that distort our perspective—from our tendency to divide the world into two camps (usually some version of us and them) to the way we consume media (where fear rules) to how we perceive progress (believing that most things are getting worse). Our problem is that we don’t know what we don’t know, and even our guesses are informed by unconscious and predictable biases. It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think. That doesn’t mean there aren’t real concerns. But when we worry about everything all the time instead of embracing a worldview based on f

Alexander and the Terrible  Horrible  No Good  Very Bad Day Book
Score: 4.5
From 16 Ratings

Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day


  • Author : Judith Viorst
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2009-09-22
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 34
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416985952

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Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day Excerpt :

On a day when everything goes wrong for him, Alexander is consoled by the thought that other people have bad days too.

What Got You Here Won t Get You There Book
Score: 3.5
From 20 Ratings

What Got You Here Won t Get You There


  • Author : Marshall Goldsmith
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release Date : 2010-09-03
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847651310

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Your hard work is paying off. You are doing well in your field. But there is something standing between you and the next level of achievement. That something may just be one of your own annoying habits. Perhaps one small flaw - a behaviour you barely even recognise - is the only thing that's keeping you from where you want to be. It may be that the very characteristic that you believe got you where you are - like the drive to win at all costs - is what's holding you back. As this book explains, people often do well in spite of certain habits rather than because of them - and need a "to stop" list rather than one listing what "to do". Marshall Goldsmith's expertise is in helping global leaders overcome their unconscious annoying habits and become more successful. His one-on-one coaching comes with a six-figure price tag - but in this book you get his great advice for much less. Recently named as one of the world's five most-respected executive coaches by Forbes, he has worked with over 100 major CEOs and their management teams at the world's top businesses. His clients include corporations such as Goldman Sachs, Glaxo SmithKline, Johnson and Johnson and GE.

How to Win Friends and Influence People Book
Score: 5
From 7 Ratings

How to Win Friends and Influence People


  • Author : Dale Carnegie
  • Publisher : GENERAL PRESS
  • Release Date : 2016-12-14
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN 10 : 9788180320217

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How to Win Friends and Influence People Excerpt :

'How to Win Friends and Influence People' is one of the first best-selling self-help books ever published. Just after publishing, it quickly exploded into an overnight success, eventually selling more than 15 million copies worldwide, and pioneering an entire genre of self-help and personal success books. With an enduring grasp of human nature, it teaches his readers how to handle people without letting them feel manipulated, how to make people feel important without inspiring resentment, how win people over to your point of view without causing offence, and how to make a friend out of just about anyone. Millions of people around the world have improved their lives based on the teachings of Dale Carnegie. This classic book will turn your relationships around and improve your interactions with everyone in your life. (How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie, 9788180320217)

Eating the Dinosaur Book
Score: 3.5
From 12 Ratings

Eating the Dinosaur


  • Author : Chuck Klosterman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2009-10-20
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416544203

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Eating the Dinosaur Excerpt :

The bestselling author of "Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs" returns with an all-original nonfiction collection of questions and answers about pop culture, sports, and the meaning of reality.

Being Wrong Book
Score: 3.5
From 13 Ratings

Being Wrong


  • Author : Kathryn Schulz
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2010-06-08
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061997938

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“Both wise and clever, full of fun and surprise about a topic so central to our lives that we almost never even think about it.” —Bill McKibben, author of Earth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet In the tradition of The Wisdom of Crowds and Predictably Irrational comes Being Wrong, an illuminating exploration of what it means to be in error, and why homo sapiens tend to tacitly assume (or loudly insist) that they are right about most everything. Kathryn Schulz, editor of Grist magazine, argues that error is the fundamental human condition and should be celebrated as such. Guiding the reader through the history and psychology of error, from Socrates to Alan Greenspan, Being Wrong will change the way you perceive screw-ups, both of the mammoth and daily variety, forever.

We re Right  They re Wrong Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

We re Right They re Wrong


  • Author : James Carville
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN 10 : 0679769781

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We re Right They re Wrong Excerpt :

The campaign strategist for the election of Bill Clinton provides an entertaining and timely response to the Republicans' "Contract with America," defending a strong government and its social role and providing a definitive program for strengthening America. Original. 150,000 first printing. Tour.

It Ends with Us Book
Score: 4.5
From 13 Ratings

It Ends with Us


  • Author : Colleen Hoover
  • Publisher : Pocket Books
  • Release Date : 2020-07-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982143657

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It Ends with Us Excerpt :

In this “brave and heartbreaking novel that digs its claws into you and doesn’t let go, long after you’ve finished it” (Anna Todd, New York Times bestselling author) from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of All Your Perfects, a workaholic with a too-good-to-be-true romance can’t stop thinking about her first love. Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town where she grew up—she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. And when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life seems too good to be true. Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place. As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan—her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened. An honest, evocative, and tender novel, It Ends with Us is “a glorious and touching read, a forever keeper. The kind of book that gets handed down” (USA TODAY).

The Nineties Book
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

The Nineties


  • Author : Chuck Klosterman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2022-02-08
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 385
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735217973

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The Nineties Excerpt :

An instant New York Times bestseller! From the bestselling author of But What if We’re Wrong, a wise and funny reckoning with the decade that gave us slacker/grunge irony about the sin of trying too hard, during the greatest shift in human consciousness of any decade in American history. It was long ago, but not as long as it seems: The Berlin Wall fell and the Twin Towers collapsed. In between, one presidential election was allegedly decided by Ross Perot while another was plausibly decided by Ralph Nader. In the beginning, almost every name and address was listed in a phone book, and everyone answered their landlines because you didn’t know who it was. By the end, exposing someone’s address was an act of emotional violence, and nobody picked up their new cell phone if they didn’t know who it was. The 90s brought about a revolution in the human condition we’re still groping to understand. Happily, Chuck Klosterman is more than up to the job. Beyond epiphenomena like "Cop Killer" and Titanic and Zima, there were wholesale shifts in how society was perceived: the rise of the internet, pre-9/11 politics, and the paradoxical belief that nothing was more humiliating than trying too hard. Pop culture accelerated without the aid of a machine that remembered everything, generating an odd comfort in never being certain about anything. On a 90’s Thursday night, more people watched any random episode of Seinfeld than the finale of Game of Thrones. But nobody thought that was important; if you missed it, you simply missed it. It was the last era that held to the idea of a true, hegemonic mainstream before it all began to fracture, whether you found a home in it or defined yourself against it. In The Nineties, Chuck Klosterman makes a home in all of it: the film, the music, the sports, the TV, the politics, the changes regarding race and class and sexuality, the yin/yang of Oprah and Alan Greenspan. In perhaps no other book ever written would a sentence like, “The

Why We re Wrong About Nearly Everything Book

Why We re Wrong About Nearly Everything


  • Author : Bobby Duffy
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2019-11-26
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 1541618084

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Why We re Wrong About Nearly Everything Excerpt :

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 often wildly misunderstand the state of the world, regardless of age, sex, or education. And though the internet brings us unprecedented access to information, there's little evidence we're any better informed because of it. We may blame cognitive bias or fake news, but neither tells the complete story. In Why We're Wrong About Nearly Everything, Bobby Duffy draws on his research into public perception across more than forty countries, offering a sweeping account of the stubborn problem of human delusion: how society breeds it, why it will never go away, and what our misperceptions say about what we really believe. We won't always know the facts, but they still matter. Why We're Wrong About Nearly Everything is mandatory reading for anyone interested making humankind a little bit smarter.