21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
An essential classic in the field of problem solving,
This review is from: How to Solve It: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method (Paperback)
Pardon the cliche, but: no home should be without this book. Polya's examples are mathematical, but the principles of heuristics and problem solving are universally applicable, whether you are a programmer, a mechanic, a TV repairman, or anyone trying to solve a problem. This is to problem solving what Strunk and White are to writing. BUY IT. I've lost track of my copy, and once I finish this review, I'll be replacing it.