Search Results: "Dan Ariely"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE AND NATURE WRITING 2012 by Dan Ariely
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A showcase for clean, plain-English science and nature writing and a treat for readers."
Ariely (Psychology and Behavioral Economics/Duke Univ.; The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone—Especially Ourselves, 2012, etc.) presents a smorgasbord of top-notch science writing covering everything from the 1,000 species in the human gut to efforts to reverse-evolve a chicken into a dinosaur. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"They know our irrational ways, too. Make a point of seeing this book. That way you'll know you want it, and you will."
Most people don't know what they want and don't know that they want it—until they see it and the reptilian brain kicks in. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 2012

"Ariely writes in a conversational tone one might associate with a popular teacher, providing readers with a working knowledge of what shapes our ethics—or lack thereof."
Ariely (Psychology/Psychology and Behavioral Economics/Duke Univ.; The Upside of Irrationality, 2010, etc.) explores how honest we are, how honest we think we are and every white lie in the middle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAYOFF by Dan Ariely
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A mostly provocative account of how inner turmoil drives us."
The latest in the TED series: a quirky exploration of the mysteries behind human motivation, in business and relationships. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"Consistently sharp."
The follow-up to the author's bestselling Predictably Irrational (2008). Read full book review >

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DAN CHAON
by Stephanie Buschardt

When bestselling author Dan Chaon heard about a conspiracy at his sister’s university linking a string of drowning deaths to a serial killer, he scribbled it down in his notebook and let it simmer—for 10 years. “I kept trying to figure out a way to go back to it,” says Chaon. “And then eventually that image of [a] kid ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BILLY AND GOAT AT THE STATE FAIR by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2015

"Billy's experience may encourage young children who share his attitude toward new adventures to screw their courage to the sticking place. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A shy lad and his horned, adventurous best buddy take in the state fair. The lights! The rides! The corn dogs! Read full book review >

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PILOT & HUXLEY by Dan McGuiness
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"While the ick factor is high, the actual plot is pretty thin; still, Captain Underpants fans will probably enjoy this mucous-drenched romp. (Graphic fiction. 9-12)"
A zany, gross-out graphic novel that reads like a madcap, G-rated South Park episode. Read full book review >

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SO BIG! by Dan Yaccarino
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 2001

"One of the better offerings in the glutted novelty market. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Exuberant as ever, Yaccarino is the perfect illustrator to turn this favorite toddler/parent game into a book—"How big is a baby giraffe?"—open out the gate fold—"SOOO BIG!" Read full book review >

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DAN YACCARINO’S MOTHER GOOSE by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 28, 2004

"Mother Goose reinterpreted lives on. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Yaccarino casts 34 traditional Mother Goose nursery rhymes into an unconventional urban setting. Read full book review >

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ZOOM! ZOOM! ZOOM! I'M OFF TO THE MOON by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

With infectious excitement, a young child bounds through his door, into a rocket and off to the moon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOVIETREK by Dan Buettner
NONFICTION
Released: July 11, 1994

"Pronunciation guide; glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
A cyclist who holds the Guinness world record for a trek from Alaska to Argentina describes another adventurous jaunt, the longest link of a round-the-world trip across Eurasia and the US. Read full book review >