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Mirror, Shoulder, Signal
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Shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2017

Published Feb 2017.

Dorthe Nors (born 20 May 1970 in Herning) is a Danish author and writer. She is the first Danish author to be published in the American magazine The New Yorker.[
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8th August 2017 01:16 AM by Vixen Go to last post
Modern Romance
Modern Romance

Aziz Ansari is a comedian by trade and makes some effort to help the reader remember this every few pages through "Modern Romance". His lighthearted study of searching, flirting, dating, cheating and marrying is part-powered by academic Eric Klinenberg who also wrote Going Solo. Your... Read more
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11th August 2016 05:17 AM by Francesca R Go to last post
My review of Richard Carrier's "On the Historicity of Jesus"
My review of Richard Carrier's "On the Historicity of Jesus"

Hi all. It's been a while since I posted here last. I've completed a review of Richard Carrier's "On the Historicity of Jesus" and put it on my website here: I've given a short extract of my review below. Any... Read more
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24th May 2015 09:22 PM by GDon Go to last post
Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me)
Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me)

More than a bit reminiscent of "Being Wrong" (by Kathryn Schultz) to this reviewer, but predating it by a while, this book offers a theory for why mistakes get not just made but entrenched. Or rather, the incidence of mistake itself is not much touched, as if it were a random outcome. But... Read more
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22nd January 2015 05:51 AM by Francesca R Go to last post
Mistakes Were Made (but not by me)
Mistakes Were Made (but not by me)
Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts

A very readable overview of self-justification and dissonance theory. Reviews the scientific research on the topic and includes many real-world examples of how cognitive dissonance works. Includes pointers on how to combat our built-in tendency towards self-justification.
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25th May 2013 10:15 PM by Natural Born Skeptic Go to last post
Moonwalking with Einstein
Moonwalking with Einstein
The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

The title makes it seem like a how to, but it is rather the story of the author on his one year quest to become the U.S. memory champ.
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