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Pimlico Reading Group - You Are Not So Smart by David McRaney

This month join us to discuss Your are not so Smart, an international bestseller delving into the psychology of perception and delusion written by journalist David McRaney.


Would you help a stranger in need? Is you're memory accurate? Do you know why you're so in love with your new smartphone? The truth is: you're probably wrong. You are not so smart.

David McRaney examines the assorted ways we mislead ourselves every single day. A psychology course with all the boring bits taken out, prepare for a whirlwind tour of the latest research in the subject, fused with a healthy dose of humour and wit. You'll discover just how irrational you really are, which delusions keep you sane, how to boost your productivity, and why you've never kept a New Year's resolution"

Selected Reviews

“Simply wonderful. An engaging and useful guide to how our brilliant brains can go badly wrong.” Professor Richard Wiseman – author of 59 Seconds 

“Fascinating! You’ll never trust your brain again.” Alex Boese – author of Elephants on Acid and Electric Sheep 

“Want to get smarter? Read this book.” 
David Eagleman – neuroscientist and author of Incognito 

About the Author

David McRaney is a journalist, new media guru, and self-described psychology nerd. Twice-recipient of the William Randolph Hearst Award, he runs the popular blog

The Session

The session kicks off at 6.30pm and lasts approximately 1 and a half hours. An agenda with key questions arising from the text will be used to frame the discussion. It's a creative session where everyone is encouraged to contribute and share.

The conversation will spill over to a local bar for drinks.

No Book?

Normally Pimlico Library order in the books for the group, but this month they didn't manage to. Get it from your local library, borrow it from a friend, or buy for yourself (it's worthy of a place in anyone's home library!). It's available from Amazon. Kindle version also available. 

...................Feed Your Mind - Inspire a Child....................

Fees - £3

From November the group is supporting a very worthy charity called The Book Bus helping to raise literacy for young children in Africa, India, Ecuador and the UK. A cause I'm sure all our big-hearted bookworms feel truly happy to support. If just one books reaches out and inspires one child that would be immensely gratifying! 

Fees go towards paying for the quarterly Meetup fees to setup this group with ANY and ALL money collected above that given to our current charity The Book Bus. For more info check it out here.

Location & Travel

Pimlico Library is in a great location. Newly modernised, surround by bars and eateries, and just a 2 minute walk from Pimlico tube station. Victoria is also nearby and the library is served by a number of buses.

On arrival just ask at the library front desk to be pointed in the direction of our room.

Waiting List 

If there are no more spaces do join the waiting list. Those down to attend may have to change their plans.

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  • Marcia D.

    Guys, I am so sorry I have to change my plans last minute....My mother arrived from Brazil yesterday and a friend have surprised us with a tickets to see a concert. Enjoy the meeting!

    November 22, 2013

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Additional notes: No refunds if you cancel 7 days before the Meetup. The aim is to inspire as many youngsters through books as possible!

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