The series continues with, Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
We have had some wonderful discussions in this series. The thoughtful people who have attended have given wonderful feedback and held fascinating discussions on the books and the underlying topic of belief. Please join us for June's gathering as it promises to be a great time once again talking about a highly regarded book. The room is once again available from noon on for "lunchers".
Here's what Amazon says:
Why do our headaches persist after we take a one-cent aspirin but disappear when we take a fifty-cent aspirin?
Why do we splurge on a lavish meal but cut coupons to save twenty-five cents on a can of soup?
When it comes to making decisions in our lives, we think we're making smart, rational choices. But are we?
In this newly revised and expanded edition of the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller, Dan Ariely refutes the common assumption that we behave in fundamentally rational ways. From drinking coffee to losing weight, from buying a car to choosing a romantic partner, we consistently overpay, underestimate, and procrastinate. Yet these misguided behaviors are neither random nor senseless. They're systematic and predictable—making us predictably irrational.