Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds (Michael Lewis 2016)

Most book reviewers wait until they are done the book before writing a review. Not the Chairman of our Literary Services Department (LSD). He's willing to jump in as soon as he's read to Location 1014, which is 2 chapters and just 20% of the book, if the book excites him, and this one surely does. He's long been a fan of Michael Lewis, and anyone who hasn't read Liar's Poker, Moneyball, The Big Short has short-changed themselves. But while The Undoing Project has yet even to introduce the second protagonist, it might be Lewis's best book of all. Even if it's not, it's mesmerizing, and it's all real. It takes on how the mind works or doesn't work, while it tells riveting stories in beautifully written plain English. It's a no-miss holiday present for anyone on your list who thinks about things or has any curiousity or has any interest in psychology or social-psychology or sociology or knowledge or prediction or contradiction or certainty or doubt.

Link to The Undoing Project on Amazon

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