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THIS DATE IS TENTATIVE. This is an announcement to inform of the next book we will be reading. Please RSVP if you're interested in the book and we'll coordinate at the end of the month a date that works for everyone.
Hi Santa Monica Socials,
We will be reading You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourself by David McRaney.
Here is the Amazon description:
"An entertaining illumination of the stupid beliefs that make us feel wise, based on popular blog of the same name.
Whether you're deciding which smartphone to purchase or which politician to believe, you think you are a rational being whose every decision is based on cool, detached logic. But here's the truth: You are not so smart. You're just as deluded as the rest of us - but that's okay, because being deluded is part of being human.
Growing out of David McRaney's popular blog, You Are Not So Smart reveals that every decision we make, every thought we contemplate, and every emotion we feel comes with a story we tell ourselves to explain them. But often these stories aren't true. Each short chapter - covering topics such as Learned Helplessness, Selling Out, and the illusion of Transparency - is like a psychology course with all the boring parts taken out.
Bringing together popular science and psychology with humor and wit, You Are Not So Smart is a celebration of our irrational, thoroughly human behavior.
Looking forward to our next book club!