Who am I to say this noble laureate is brilliant, but I'll chuck in my two pennyworth anyway. Kahneman shows you how you think and how easy it is to be deluded and misled by the way your brain just happens to work. Some of the book is quite hard work, and sometimes it is a bit slow reading (laboured points), but the content is fascinating and also important. It will probably change how you think, view and live your life, which is quite something for a mere book.
Brilliant book - I can't remember what prompted me to choose this but I am so glad I did. It is really three books - a gripping novel, a scientific history, and an ethical work out. Would you have tortuously prolonged the lives of children you couldn't cure? No? Then you would not have discovered the cure to childhood leukemia! Ouch. All the amazing hopes and setbacks that have been cancer research in the past 30 years must have been reported in the news, yet remained peripheral to my consciousness. Wonderful author-doctor to have brought it all to centre stage.
Sometimes I like to think of books as my parents - they have certainly done more to educate me and help me grow than the biological variety did. Listening to this audiobook, I had the agreeable feeling of sitting on a father's knee and listening to him ramble on about his fond memories of the sixties and seventies, with multiple quotes from Winston Churchill and discussion of now historical arguments (intervention in the War in Europe; Vietnam). If you want a succinct account about how to debate and argue, there are better books. If you have eight hours to spare listening to a dead white male (died 2011, aged 88) who habitually assumes his reader has 'a wife,' you may enjoy Rusher's company and political incorrectness. Well read, with an educated American voice that could be Rusher's own.