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Very Readable and Engaging,
This review is from: What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do the Opposite (Paperback)
While this book's main focus is the presentation of data from clinical studies which shed light on what drives human behavior in many common situations, the tone of the book is what makes it such a great read. The author peppers each topic with well-written and fun real-world examples to illustrate the implications of the research he presents. Those unfamiliar with "science-speak" need not worry- you will not be intimidated or lost because DiSalvo serves as an excellent "tour guide" through the behavior medicine literature which he explores. Because each chapter stands on its own content-wise, the book is a good choice for reading in "chunks" as it does not need to be read cover-to-cover over a short time period to make sense. It is clear that DiSalvo is a true fan of his subject matter and his enthusiasm for understanding what makes our brains tick comes through in his writing and is contagious. A pleasure to read.