9781408894705

Everybody Lies

The New York Times Bestseller

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz


Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9781408894705
Published: May 2017

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
AN ECONOMIST BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017

Insightful, surprising and with ground-breaking revelations about our society, Everybody Lies exposes the secrets embedded in our internet searches, with a foreword by bestselling 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.

Details
  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • ISBN13: 9781408894705
  • Published: May 2017
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Width (mm): 153
  • Height (mm): 234
  • Depth (mm): Not specified
  • Weight (g): 531

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