But What If We're Wrong?
Score: 4.5
From 104 Ratings

But What If We're Wrong?


  • Author: Chuck Klosterman
  • Release Date : 2016-06-07
  • Genre: Social Science
  • File Size: 1644568 Bytes


New York Times bestselling author Chuck Klosterman asks questions that are profound in their simplicity: How certain are we about our understanding of gravity? How certain are we about our understanding of time? What will be the defining memory of rock music, five hundred years from today? How seriously should we view the content of our dreams? How seriously should we view the content of television? Are all sports destined for extinction? Is it possible that the greatest artist of our era is currently unknown (or—weirder still—widely known, but entirely disrespected)? Is it possible that we “overrate” democracy? And perhaps most disturbing, is it possible that we’ve reached the end of knowledge?Klosterman visualizes the contemporary world a...

Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs
Score: 4
From 166 Ratings

Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs


  • Author: Chuck Klosterman
  • Release Date : 2003-08-26
  • Genre: Social Science
  • File Size: 2766510 Bytes


Over half a million copies sold! From the author of the highly acclaimed heavy metal memoir, Fargo Rock City, comes another hilarious and discerning take on massively popular culture—set in Chuck Klosterman’s den and your own—covering everything from the effect of John Cusack flicks to the crucial role of breakfast cereal to the awesome power of the Dixie Chicks.Countless writers and artists have spoken for a generation, but no one has done it quite like Chuck Klosterman. With an exhaustive knowledge of popular culture and an almost effortless ability to spin brilliant prose out of unlikely subject matter, Klosterman attacks the entire spectrum of postmodern America: reality TV, Internet porn, Pamela Anderson, literary Jesus freaks, and the rea...

But What If We re Wrong
Score: 3.5
From 331 Ratings

But What If We re Wrong


  • Author : Chuck Klosterman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-06-07
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399184147


But What If We re Wrong Book Description :

New York Times bestselling author Chuck Klosterman asks questions that are profound in their simplicity: How certain are we about our understanding of gravity? How certain are we about our understanding of time? What will be the defining memory of rock music, five hundred years from today? How seriously should we view the content of our dreams? How seriously should we view the content of television? Are all sports destined for extinction? Is it possible that the greatest artist of our era is currently unknown (or—weirder still—widely known, but entirely disrespected)? Is it possible that we “overrate” democracy? And perhaps most disturbing, is it possible that we’ve reached the end of knowledge? Klosterman visualizes the contemporary world ...

But What If We re Wrong
Score: 3.5
From 331 Ratings

But What If We re Wrong


  • Author : Chuck Klosterman
  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Release Date : 2016-09-15
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781445663395


But What If We re Wrong Book Description :

What if everything we are most certain about turns out to be totally wrong?...

Why We re Wrong About Nearly Everything

Why We re Wrong About Nearly Everything


  • Author : Bobby Duffy
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2019-11-26
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781541618091


Why We re Wrong About Nearly Everything Book Description :

A leading social researcher explains why humans so consistently misunderstand the outside world How often are women harassed? What percentage of the population are immigrants? How bad is unemployment? These questions are important, but most of us get the answers wrong. Research shows that people often wildly misunderstand the state of the world, regardless of age, sex, or education. And though the internet brings us unprecedented access to information, there's little evidence we're any better informed because of it. We may blame cognitive bias or fake news, but neither tells the complete story. In Why We're Wrong About Nearly Everything, Bobby Duffy draws on his research into public perception across more than forty countries, offering a sweeping acc...

I Think You re Wrong  But I m Listening

I Think You re Wrong But I m Listening


  • Author : Sarah Stewart Holland
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2019-02-05
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400208425


I Think You re Wrong But I m Listening Book Description :

“Sarah and Beth are an absolute gift to our culture right now. Not only do they offer balanced perspectives from each political ideology, but they teach us how to dialogue well, without sacri­ficing our humanity.” —Jen Hatmaker, New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and founder of Legacy Collective “Sarah from the left and Beth from the right serve as our guides through conflict and complexity, delivering us into connection. I wish every person living in the United States would read this compelling book, from the youngest voter to those holding the highest office.” —Emily P. Freeman, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Simply Tuesday and The Next Right Thing More than ever, politics seems driven by conflict and anger. People ...

Factfulness
Score: 4.5
From 18 Ratings

Factfulness


  • Author : Hans Rosling
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release Date : 2018-04-03
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250123817


Factfulness Book Description :

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “One of the most important books I’ve ever read—an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” – Bill Gates “Hans Rosling tells the story of ‘the secret silent miracle of human progress’ as only he can. But Factfulness does much more than that. It also explains why progress is so often secret and silent and teaches readers how to see it clearly.” —Melinda Gates "Factfulness by Hans Rosling, an outstanding international public health expert, is a hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases." - Former U.S. President Barack Obama Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong suppo...

The Visible Man
Score: 3
From 13 Ratings

The Visible Man


  • Author : Chuck Klosterman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-06-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439184479


The Visible Man Book Description :

Treating a delusional scientist who has been using cloaking technology from an aborted government project to render himself nearly invisible, Austin therapist Victoria Vick listens to his accounts of spying on the private lives of others, a situation with which Victoria becomes obsessed to the point that it threatens her career and marriage. 125,000 first printing....

I Wear the Black Hat
Score: 3
From 13 Ratings

I Wear the Black Hat


  • Author : Chuck Klosterman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-07-09
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439184516


I Wear the Black Hat Book Description :

One-of-a-kind cultural critic and New York Times bestselling author Chuck Klosterman “offers up great facts, interesting cultural insights, and thought-provoking moral calculations in this look at our love affair with the anti-hero” (New York magazine). Chuck Klosterman, “The Ethicist” for The New York Times Magazine, has walked into the darkness. In I Wear the Black Hat, he questions the modern understanding of villainy. When we classify someone as a bad person, what are we really saying, and why are we so obsessed with saying it? How does the culture of malevolence operate? What was so Machiavellian about Machiavelli? Why don’t we see Bernhard Goetz the same way we see Batman? Who is more worthy of our vitriol—Bill Clinton or Don Henley...

We re Right  They re Wrong
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

We re Right They re Wrong


  • Author : James Carville
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0679769781


We re Right They re Wrong Book Description :

The campaign strategist for the election of Bill Clinton provides an entertaining and timely response to the Republicans' "Contract with America," defending a strong government and its social role and providing a definitive program for strengthening America. Original. 150,000 first printing. Tour....

Raised in Captivity
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Raised in Captivity


  • Author : Chuck Klosterman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-07-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735217942


Raised in Captivity Book Description :

Microdoses of the straight dope, stories so true they had to be wrapped in fiction for our own protection, from the best-selling author of But What if We're Wrong? A man flying first class discovers a puma in the lavatory. A new coach of a small-town Oklahoma high school football team installs an offense comprised of only one, very special, play. A man explains to the police why he told the employee of his local bodega that his colleague looked like the lead singer of Depeche Mode, a statement that may or may not have led in some way to a violent crime. A college professor discusses with his friend his difficulties with the new generation of students. An obscure power pop band wrestles with its new-found fame when its song "Blizzard of Summer" become...

Tetralogue

Tetralogue


  • Author : Timothy Williamson
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2015-02-12
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191044687


Tetralogue Book Description :

Four people with radically different outlooks on the world meet on a train and start talking about what they believe. Their conversation varies from cool logical reasoning to heated personal confrontation. Each starts off convinced that he or she is right, but then doubts creep in. In a tradition going back to Plato, Timothy Williamson uses a fictional conversation to explore questions about truth and falsity, and knowledge and belief. Is truth always relative to a point of view? Is every opinion fallible? Such ideas have been used to combat dogmatism and intolerance, but are they compatible with taking each opposing point of view seriously? This book presupposes no prior acquaintance with philosophy, and introduces its concerns in an accessible and ...