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Geoffrey Miller again doesn't disappoint, and his recent book Spent represents the natural result of the outstanding previous book "The Mating Mind".
The book is written with a personal tone, and with humor (some a little non-PC, some just made me laugh like the whale's plankton), so it's quite an enjoyable read.
This is one of the most entertaining books I have read, both in terms of its academic content and the writing style (the author has a great sense of humor).
Very respectful mix of critique and appreciation in this analysis of consumer culture. Uniquely positions consumer culture in an evolutionary framework. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Reid Wegner
Great book. Shows that the Big 5 personality Traits isn't just another run of the mill system created by someone to describe people because it is the first system that evolved from... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Daniel Capote
Will make you look at consumerism in a new light and be more aware of what you buy and whyPublished 4 months ago by MB
Very recommendable as a good read on human behavior from a scientific point of view. I have really enjoyed reading it.Published 10 months ago by ferran
Great ideas combined in an eye-opening way. The book makes you see consumerism so clearly, that's impossible keep seeing thinks the same way.Published 12 months ago by Francisco L Lima
Spent is one of those rare popular science books where you enter into the authors topic thinking you will get a fun, light read and instead get a provocative, insightful and... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Danielle Perszyk
This is that rare kind of book that I find myself referencing in conversations almost weekly. At times it can get a bit heady and hard to get through without doubling back to read... Read morePublished 15 months ago by R. Hunt
I got a lot out of this book. It challenged some preconceptions and gave me a broader perspective on several things. And I loved its irreverence. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Cruxrush