Irrationally Yours: On Missing Socks, Pickup Lines, and Other Existential Puzzles

Author:   Dr Dan Ariely ,  Simon Jones
Publisher:   HarperCollins
Edition:   Library Edition
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9781504612043


Publication Date:   19 May 2015
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Author:   Dr Dan Ariely ,  Simon Jones
Publisher:   HarperCollins
Imprint:   HarperCollins
Edition:   Library Edition
Dimensions:   Width: 16.80cm , Height: 3.30cm , Length: 15.50cm
Weight:   0.227kg
ISBN:  

9781504612043


ISBN 10:   1504612043
Publication Date:   19 May 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Audio
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With 70% of his body burned, three years in hospital, and decades of experiments in social science, Dan views life from a unique perspective. In this thoroughly entertaining book Dan provides insightful advice to a vast range of human problems. I loved it. -- Terry Jones, Monty Python member, director, actor, and writer Ariely is a master observer of human foibles. His advice is funny, thoughtful, and well-founded. Sometimes all three together. My advice: read it, enjoy it, think about it. -- Al Roth, Nobel Laureate and professor of economics at Stanford University Dan is the most provocative, interesting, and to-the-point advice columnist you are likely to read, whether on your job, your love life, your kids or your disrespectful neighbors. -- Tyler Cowen, author of Average is Over, Holbert L. Harris Professor of Economics at George Mason University, and blogger at marginalrevolution.com Narrator Simon Jones' British accent and sarcastic tone lend themselves well to the subject matter...Lacking the cartoons that often accompanied the advice column in the newspaper, Jones provides the cheeky edge to some of the exchanges...[and] gives the work the respect it deserves. -- AudioFile [An] astute collection of insights into the human condition.... The wide spectrum of topics and Ariely's unpredictable responses makes each page an alluring gem, so readers may have difficulty stopping, but they certainly won't have trouble finding nuggets of wisdom to take away. -- Shelf Awareness Wraps in a clever bow all the questions we've ever wanted answered concerning the behavioral intricacies that dictate the decisions we make...a read that could lightheartedly change your life. -- Associated Press The human brain is one of the largest mysteries in the world. Trying to understand its complexities and improve our behavior is one of the main challenges society deals with. In Irrationally Yours, Dan shares with us some of these mysteries and the tools for accomplishing this task. -- Anthony Tony Robbins, New York Times bestselling author


Wraps in a clever bow all the questions we've ever wanted answered concerning the behavioral intricacies that dictate the decisions we make...a read that could lightheartedly change your life. -- Associated Press With 70% of his body burned, three years in hospital, and decades of experiments in social science, Dan views life from a unique perspective. In this thoroughly entertaining book Dan provides insightful advice to a vast range of human problems. I loved it. -- Terry Jones, Monty Python member, director, actor, and writer The human brain is one of the largest mysteries in the world. Trying to understand its complexities and improve our behavior is one of the main challenges society deals with. In Irrationally Yours, Dan shares with us some of these mysteries and the tools for accomplishing this task. -- Anthony Tony Robbins, New York Times bestselling author Narrator Simon Jones' British accent and sarcastic tone lend themselves well to the subject matter...Lacking the cartoons that often accompanied the advice column in the newspaper, Jones provides the cheeky edge to some of the exchanges...[and] gives the work the respect it deserves. -- AudioFile Dan is the most provocative, interesting, and to-the-point advice columnist you are likely to read, whether on your job, your love life, your kids or your disrespectful neighbors. -- Tyler Cowen, author of Average is Over, Holbert L. Harris Professor of Economics at George Mason University, and blogger at marginalrevolution.com Ariely is a master observer of human foibles. His advice is funny, thoughtful, and well-founded. Sometimes all three together. My advice: read it, enjoy it, think about it. -- Al Roth, Nobel Laureate and professor of economics at Stanford University [An] astute collection of insights into the human condition.... The wide spectrum of topics and Ariely's unpredictable responses makes each page an alluring gem, so readers may have difficulty stopping, but they certainly won't have trouble finding nuggets of wisdom to take away. -- Shelf Awareness


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Dan Ariely is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality. He is the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University and is the founder of the Center for Advanced Hindsight. His work has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, and elsewhere. Simon Jones is an English actor and award-winning audiobook narrator. Besides winning many AudioFile Earphones Awards for narration, he has won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration, including for top prize of Audiobook of the Year. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and as Narrator of the Year in 2005 by Publishers Weekly. As an actor, he has been featured in numerous Broadway productions and has appeared in the films The Devil's Own, Twelve Monkeys, For Love or Money, Green Card, Brazil, Monty Python's Meaning of Life, and Miracle on 34th Street remake. His television appearances include a role in The Cosby Mysteries and Murder She Wrote. He studied at Cambridge University and the legendary Cambridge Footlights Dramatic Club.

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