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Meet to discuss You are not so Smart by David McRaney

This month join us to discuss Your are not so Smart, an international bestseller by Journalist David McRaney.

 

Synopsis

How many of your Facebook friends do you think you know? Would you help a stranger in need? 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

"In an Idiocracy dominated by cable TV bobbleheads, government propagandists, and corporate spinmeisters, many of us know that mass ignorance is a huge problem. Now, thanks to David McRaney's mind-blowing book, we can finally see the scientific roots of that problem. Anybody still self-aware enough to wonder why society now worships willful stupidity should read this book."
--David Sirota, author of "Back to Our Future: 

“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 youarenotsosmart.com.

 

The Session

The session kicks off at 2pm and lasts approximately 2 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.

If you need to get your hands on the book Brixton Library has a few copies remaining (best to email me first before going). Alternatively you can buy it on Amazon. Kindle version also available.

 

Fees

Free this month to celebrate our 10th session. Thanks to all the rockstar bookworms for making it such a blast!

 

Travel

The library is in the heart of Brixton, with numerous travel options including tube, train and bus. If driving you should have little trouble finding free parking nearby.

 

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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  • T

    Lively discussion and good food. Great first meet up! Hope to see you all next month. T

    July 8, 2013

  • Anthea

    Apologies, can no longer attend. Enjoy the discussion.

    July 6, 2013

  • Marcia D.

    Sorry i wont be able to make it! I have a teaching training for a new job that I've just started it.

    June 30, 2013

  • Marcia D.

    I am sorry I wont be able to make our meeting on the 7th! I have to attend a teaching training...for a job that i just started. :( have a good discussion! I will try to come after for drinks.

    June 28, 2013

  • Claudine

    I'm in too.

    June 28, 2013

  • Samuel

    I'm up for the meal

    Cheers

    June 27, 2013

  • T

    Meal idea sounds great

    1 · June 27, 2013

  • Joy

    Sounds like an interesting talk/discussion and I would love to come.

    June 21, 2013

  • Sian

    Damn! Keep missing out! Haha!

    June 19, 2013

  • Morgan

    Normally last Sunday of the month, but calendar clash means it has to be first Sunday of July. Back to normal for the next months book.

    June 19, 2013

  • Joy

    Looking or ward to my first meet.

    1 · June 19, 2013

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