Gardner does a wonderful job sorting through the psychology literature extracting and synthesizing .
In effect, as the author puts it, there's never been a better time to be alive...and still, as a society, we are held at gunpoint by unjustified unreasoning fear.
This book will make you realize how society has become the victim of distorted news and is an eye opener for everyone.
I gave this 5 stars because the information in this book helped me understand how my head and gut work to create my view of the world.... Read morePublished 6 months ago by T2
The perfect information for combatting the culture of fear we live in. This book should be required reading for anybody watching the nightly news.Published 10 months ago by G. Paoletti
In a nutshell, this book is 300 pages of reliable statistics that say, "Things are much better than everyone says. There's really no need to worry. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Trixie
Because of biology..and greedy marketing.
There are tons of money to be made in scaring the wealthiest people on earth.
This book is a god send and a real eye opener to how fear is sold to us. A must read for allPublished 14 months ago by nova
Wonderful presentation of perceptual flaws that we all share, and how these are used against us. A real must-read. WordPublished 14 months ago by intrepidscout