May 24, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Our May book club selection is The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives by Leonard Mlodinow. It is all about chance and its massive role in how the drama of our lives plays out. The problem is that "the connection between actions and results is not as direct as we might like to believe. Thus our past is not easy to understand, nor is our future so easy to predict...."
"With the born storyteller's command of narrative and imaginative approach, Leonard Mlodinow vividly demonstrates how our lives are profoundly informed by chance and randomness and how everything from wine ratings and corporate success to school grades and political polls are less reliable than we believe.
"By showing us the true nature of chance and revealing the psychological illusions that cause us to misjudge the world around us, Mlodinow gives us the tools we need to make more informed decisions. From the classroom to the courtroom and from financial markets to supermarkets, Mlodinow's intriguing and illuminating look at how randomness, chance, and probability affect our daily lives will intrigue, awe, and inspire."
I hope to see you there!