Irrationally Yours

Irrationally Yours

On Missing Socks, Pick-up Lines, and Other Existential Puzzles

Book - 2015
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Three-time New York Times bestselling author Dan Ariely teams up with legendary The New Yorker cartoonist William Haefeli to present an expanded, illustrated collection of his immensely popularWall Street Journal advice column, "Ask Ariely".

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely revolutionized the way we think about ourselves, our minds, and our actions in his books Predictably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality, and The Honest Truth about Dishonesty. Ariely applies this scientific analysis of the human condition in his "Ask Ariely" Q & A column in the Wall Street Journal, in which he responds to readers who write in with personal conundrums ranging from the serious to the curious:

What can you do to stay calm when you're playing the volatile stock market? What's the best way to get someone to stop smoking? How can you maximize the return on your investment at an all-you-can-eat buffet? Is it possible to put a price on the human soul? Can you ever rationally justify spending thousands of dollars on a Rolex?

In Ask Ariely, a broad variety of economic, ethical, and emotional dilemmas are explored and addressed through text and images. Using their trademark insight and wit, Ariely and Haefeli help us reflect on how we can reason our way through external and internal challenges. Readers will laugh, learn, and most importantly gain a new perspective on how to deal with the inevitable problems that plague our daily life.

Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Perennial, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062379993
Characteristics: xiii, 219 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm


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Nov 08, 2017

Fun. A book for a bus ride, or the john. Many cartoons by one of those wry and dry New Yorker cartoonists. Facetious Dear Abby type advice by someone with an actual psychology background. Worth a browse, for the cartoons alone.

Aug 02, 2015

Maybe not as informational as his other books, but certainly funny and fun to read. A light read, I'd have to say. Wisdom can definitely be found in the writing, but this is nothing like a textbook or anything to actually take really serious advice from.


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Aug 02, 2015

The book is simply a list collection of questions that have been directed at the author, and the answers he responds with, which are often somewhat humorous, and accompanied with related comic panels.


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