You Are Not So Smart

 

Metacognition (thinking about thinking) has never seemed more useful than in 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.

A few years ago David McRaney started a blog to explore self-delusion. The research he uncovered revealed “how unaware of how unaware you are.”  Now his book is available for those of us who persist in believing we are logical, rational beings. Find out 46 of the lies you tell yourself and see if you don’t think more about your thinking.

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Laura is the author of a poetry collection titled Tending and Free Range Learning, a handbook of natural learning. She lives on a small farm notable only for its lovestruck goose.