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"[T]his book, when read with an open, inquisitive mind, will not fail to stimulate new perspectives and provoke new ideas."
- Science Books & Films
"How Weiner goes about understanding these conundrums is a fascinating journey that will make any reader astonished, frustrated, angry, and definitely curious about the human mind."
"What is reality? Can our brains comprehend the true nature of reality? Do we know anything for certain? Reality Check is an entertaining, sometimes light-hearted tour through the many mysteries of neuroscience, genetics and physics by psychology popularizer and businessman David Weiner. Weiner ... writes in a frank and direct manner devoid of technical jargon. He extracts the essence of the many facets of the mind-brain problem."
Science & Theology News
"David Weiner has written a delightful and impressively researched tour de force on how the brain works that includes wonderful side trips about DNA, the size of the universe and the foibles of religiosity. This is popular science writing at its best - clear, witty and marvelously informative."
Benjamin J. Hubbard, Ph.D.
Professor of Comparative Religion
California State University, Fullerton
David L. Weiner (Chicago, IL) is author of the psychology bestseller Battling the Inner Dummy: The Craziness of Apparently Normal People, Power Freaks: Dealing with Them in the Workplace or Anyplace, and Reality Check: What Your Mind Knows, but Isn't Telling You. He is also on the external board of advisers of the HealthEmotions Research Institute of the University of Wisconsin, and is the founder and CEO of Marketing Support, Inc., a $100-million marketing agency with clients including IBM, Motorola, Home Depot, Xerox, and many other Fortune 500 companies.
I was looking for insights into how the mind works, or implications of modern science on the mind. The book started off, however, talking about the brain and its functioning. Read morePublished on July 11, 2010 by email@example.com
What is reality? Can we rely on our brains to tell us what reality is? What about our emotions? Do they come from the brain, some other part of the body, or even from something... Read morePublished on March 27, 2006 by Arnold V. Loveridge
Reality Check by David L. Weiner is by far one of the better books I have read on human psychology. After working in Rehabilitation and Corrections for a number of years, I know... Read morePublished on March 18, 2006 by Camalla Adams
Very insightful, it was most of the information I was looking for. Thought provoking and easy to not technical like reading a car manual, I understood it and enjoyed. Read morePublished on January 9, 2006 by Brian C. Gresham
Reality Check is an easy-to-read, fresh spin on a scientific view of reality...Weiner offers lots of valuable insights that can be applied to improving the quality of your life... Read morePublished on October 25, 2005 by K. A. Smith
Very disappointing. Summing this book up in one sentence would read - "We're all genentically so similar it makes no difference, all religions are bunk, why don't we all hold hands... Read morePublished on September 26, 2005 by T. Pratt
`Loved the book. Weiner's writing style grips you in a way that only a few can accomplish; it's highly intellectual, yet practical and an easy read. Read morePublished on September 15, 2005 by Linda K. Stroh