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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).
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 1 month ago by Daniel Capote
Will make you look at consumerism in a new light and be more aware of what you buy and whyPublished 1 month 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 7 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 9 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 11 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 12 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 13 months ago by Cruxrush
Great analysis of our purchasing habits in consumerist society and how human evolution and primal instincts affect those decisions.
Would definitely recommend.
Describes modern consumption and the sources in evolutionary "trait-signalling" (showing off to others, the equivalent of peacock tails). Read morePublished 14 months ago by Lisa