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Everybody Lies Audiobook

Everybody Lies

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Publisher's Summary

Insightful, surprising and with groundbreaking revelations about our society, Everybody Lies exposes the secrets embedded in our Internet searches, with a foreword by best-selling author Steven Pinker.

Everybody lies, to friends, lovers, doctors, pollsters - and to themselves. In Internet searches, however, people confess their secrets - about sexless marriages, mental health problems, even racist views. Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, an economist and former Google data scientist, shows that this could just be the most important dataset ever collected.

This huge database of secrets - unprecedented in human history - offers astonishing, even revolutionary insights into humankind. Anxiety, for instance, does not increase after a terrorist attack. Crime levels drop when a violent film is released. And racist searches are no higher in Republican areas than in Democrat ones.

Stephens-Davidowitz reveals information we can use to change our culture and the questions we're afraid to ask that might be essential to our health - both emotional and physical. Insightful, funny and always surprising, Everybody Lies exposes the biases and secrets embedded deeply within us, at a time when things are harder to predict than ever.

©2017 Seth StephensDavidowitz (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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    James.C 11/01/2018
    James.C 11/01/2018
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    there's some interesting insights buried in this book, but it's a little slow in parts and lacks something, though I can't quite say what.
    I found the concluding chapter is protracted and unnecessary

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    Anonymous 18/02/2018
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    The book is occasionally interesting but the author is still frustrsting high on the hype of big data. It'd be nice to see the subject treated with a little more humility.

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    Melanie 28/12/2017
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    "Very interesting so much so I went against the big data and listened till the end!! "

    Very interesting and shocking at times!! I'd highly recommend this book. Can't wait for the next one!!

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