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“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
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.
The book does a great job explaining the research of how willpower works and how to improve and refocus your own willpower.Published 2 days ago by Rob L. Golden
Seriously one of the best books I've ever read. Can't sing its praises enough! I still go back and re-read portions!Published 4 days ago by Tina
You might want to skip this one. I've only managed to read about 30% of the book and it was time wasted. While I admire Baumeister's work, this book does not reflect well on him. Read morePublished 17 days ago by jhk
Thought provoking. Great stories of historical figures. Some of the psychological studies on will power were short on convincing evidence. Overall though, a good read.Published 1 month ago by LM
It is filled with good information that will help you make your life better. I wish I had been able to read it fifty years ago.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This book is a mind opener. It is my favorite book of all times. If you are going to read one self-help book in your lifetime, let it be this one.Published 1 month ago by Duygu Ozaslan