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You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, an d 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourself by [David McRaney]
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About the Author

David McRaney is a journalist who loves psychology, technology and the internet. Before going to college, he tried waiting tables, working construction, selling leather coats, building and installing electrical control panels, and owning pet stores. As a journalist, McRaney cut his teeth covering Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast and in the Pine Belt for several newspapers. Since then he has been a beat reporter, an editor, a photographer and everything in between.

He is now employed as director of new media for a broadcast television company where he also produced a television show focusing on the music of the Deep South.

He is married to Amanda McRaney and they live in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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"Every chapter is a welcome reminder that you are not so smart-yet you're never made to feel dumb. You Are Not So Smart is a dose of psychology research served in tasty anecdotes that will make you better understand both yourself and the rest of us. It turns out we're much more irrational than most of us think, so give yourself every advantage you can and read this book."
—Alexis Ohanian, cofounder of Reddit.com


"You Are Not So Smart is the go-to blog for understanding why we all do silly things."
—Lifehacker.com


"You'd think from the title that it might be curmudgeonly; in fact, You Are Not So Smart is quite big-hearted."
—Jason Kottke, Kottke.org


"In an Idiocracy dominated by cable TV bobbleheads, government propagandists, and corporate spinmeisters, many of us know that mass ignorance is a huge problem. Now, thanks to David McRaney's mind-blowing book, we can finally see the scientific roots of that problem. Anybody still self-aware enough to wonder why society now worships willful stupidity should read this book."
—David Sirota, author of Back to Our Future: How the 1980s Explain the World We Live in Now—Our Culture, Our Politics, Our Everything


"We're smarter after reading McRaney's book."
The Charlotte Observer


"Even seasoned psych lovers will learn something new."
Psychology Today


"McRaney argues, with amusing exasperation..."
The Wall Street Journal 
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  • File size : 587 KB
  • Publication date : October 27, 2011
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 320 pages
  • Publisher : Avery (October 27, 2011)
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • Language: : English
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • ASIN : B0052RE5MU
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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