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You Can Beat Your Brain

How to Turn Your Enemies Into Friends, How to Make Better Decisions, and Other Ways to Be Less Dumb


In the follow-up to the international bestseller You Are Not So Smart, McRaney helps us to overcome our quirks and think more effectively. Informed by the latest studies in psychology, You Can Beat Your Brain is a pocket-sized primer packed with wry humour and astonishing facts. You’ll discover why tall people earn more money, why a rickety bridge is a good place for a first date, and how to avoid irrational beliefs and self-delusion.

Self-described psychology nerd David McRaney is a journalist and new media worker, and twice-recipient of the William Randolph Hearst Award. He runs the popular blog You Are Not So Smart. This is his first book.

  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications (October 1, 2013)
  • Length: 320 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781780743165

"Utterly absorbing and entertaining… McRaney’s follow-up to his best-selling You Are Not So Smart is just as provocative and punctures self-delusion with equal force."

– Daily Mail

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