-Booklist (Starred review)
Just because I don't gain any NEW knowledge (information) doesn't mean it's not information.
It explains in an easy to read way how numerical information can be manipulated in many ways I found surprising and enlightening.
Indeed, Seife's lack of careful citation and sourcing is a major symptom for the sloppiness of the book.
Quick and enjoyable read! It is filled with humor and so many truths!Published 1 month ago by Alyssa Coppa
So many ways we can be lied to by junk mathematics and the author makes the revelations interesting.Published 2 months ago by D. J. Aten
Proofiness: The Dark Art of Mathematical Deception by Charles Seife examines the misuse of data and statistics in today's world. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Annette Lamb
Two degrees in mathematics and still learned some new tricks.Published 4 months ago by Barry McGhan
Mostly boring to anyone acquainted with Research Design and Methods. Though it probably clears up some confusion people have with statistics and studies.Published 6 months ago by A. Sutton
Lots of good, understandable examples. A good sort of reminder of stuff you might have learned in statistics, but without getting really into the math and with an emphasis on the... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jacquelyn Joan
The first four chapters or so of this book provide a good popular-level summary of ways in which numbers can be made to lie. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Joel E. Mitchell
The book started off fairly neutral, but half-way through it took a noticeable left turn. I enjoyed the book. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Rich
Rarely do I read a book that could so resoundly change my perspective on life, but here Charles Seife does it to a tee. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Jeffrey