"If you are willing to enhance your worldview by sleuthing to discover "who we are and why
we do what we do," Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told You is for you."
"This book is a must for anyone looking to explore where the lines of human nature and artificial class structure are, and where Fuentes says they've been artificially created."--Charleston Post & Courier
"Fuentes deserves praise for and success with this book. The myth-busting toolkit, which is essentially a pattern of questioning, is a wonderful device. . . . Fuentes is not just informing, he is teaching readers how to think critically."--Washington Independent Review of Books
"Where these myths come from, and how to bust them, is the basis of this lively,
thoughtful book. Fuentes declares himself on neither side of the debate...
Instead he's firmly on team logic." -The Boston Globe
"In this compelling bit of pop science, Fuentes, professor of anthropology at Notre Dame, asks readers to throw out their preconceptions about what it means to be a human."--Publishers Weekly
"...a provocative text for both novices to the field of biological anthropology and seasoned professionals....At the core of Fuentes' argument is the relationship between the real world complexities of biocultural systems and the reality of reductionist, often misguided, commonly held understandings
of such systems" Adam Van Arsdale American Journal of Physcial Anthropology 152(1)
This book reads like an apologetic book that tries to change the reality by twisting facts and presenting fantasy as reality! Read morePublished 20 months ago by Luis
Agustín Fuentes offers a take down of conventional thinking on a number of topics. If you like books that challenge conventional "wisdom" then this book is for you. Read morePublished on July 8, 2013 by Edwin Lyngar
I absolutely love this book, as a therapist it gives me a lot to think about and share with my clients, this book also represents a shift in perspectives of how we see ourselves... Read morePublished on April 7, 2013 by A. L. Rainey
this book does a lot to give information on what are cultural differences. these differences can cause lots of problems. Read morePublished on December 18, 2012 by So. Cal Resident
Disappointed in this book. Started to lose me with a small mistake in physics, then started debunking myths that were proved false long ago (like a genetic basis for race) or that... Read morePublished on August 25, 2012 by W. McAnally