“An immensely rewarding book, filled with ingenious research, wise advice and insightful reflections on the human condition.” — THE NEW YORK TIMES (Steven Pinker)
“An accessible, empirically grounded guide to willpower and how best to deploy it to overcome temptation. ‘Willpower’ offers no shortage of helpful strategies to compensate for weakness of will” — WALL STREET JOURNAL
— THE DAILY BEAST
“Baumeister and Tierney use their appealingly upbeat voice to explain the intricate call-and-response between the failure of self-control and its problematical results.”
— KIRKUS REVIEWS
“Willpower (the thing) lies at the curious intersection of science and behavior. Willpower
(the book) lies at the intersection of Roy Baumeister, an extraordinarily creative scientist, and John Tierney, a phenomenally perceptive journalist. Ignore it at your peril.”- — Stephen J Dubner, author of FREAKONOMICS
About the Author
ROY F. BAUMEISTER directs the social psychology program at Florida State University. He has written more than 450 scientific publications and consistently ranks among the world’s most frequently cited psychologists.
JOHN TIERNEY writes the “Findings” science column for the New York Times. His writing has won awards from the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Institute of Physics. This is his third book.