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on August 31, 2012
Disclaimer: I know the author personally, and do work on similar topics (although, for the record, I am not a philosopher).
That said, the reason I came to know the author in the first place was that I admired his work. This book is a great example of why. He has a real talent for bringing out clarity in concepts and arguments that are often so very unclear to non-philosophers. He also has a great knack for zeroing in on the central issues of a topic, and does not shy away from asking the hard, controversial questions. While asking these questions (or discussing such controversial topics) might be very uncomfortable, he adds humor and lighthearted fun so that what was previously uncomfortable to discuss somehow becomes enjoyable. I think these are all reasons why he is able to get such a great list of scholars to agree to do this kind of interview in the first place (and have it published).
Finally, although I am his friend and probably could have pressured him into giving me a free copy, I personally bought two copies (after giving my first one away). If you're even bothering to read the reviews on a book like this, I'm sure you'll love it.