A Field Guide to Lies by Daniel J. Levitin (231)

This book is all about how to think critically in the information age.  Things are usually coming at us so fast, that it is hard to think critically. However, we must try to do so as much as possible.

We are bombarded by more information each day than the mind can process. It’s raining bad data, half-truths, and even out-right lies. As one of our most trusted guides in the information age,  the author shows us how to recognize misleading news stories, statistics, graphs, and websites, revealing the surprising ways lying weasels can make it so difficult to separate the wheat from the digital chaff.

This is a book about how to determine if we are presented with pseudo-facts, distortions and falsehoods and when we are in the midst of reliable information. This book tackles misinformation in two categories: the numerical and the verbal.

This is a book that should be read by anyone who is interested in how to be the best that we can be by deciphering facts from non-facts and to determine what and who we can trust and who and what we can’t trust.

Rating: 5 stars

Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth


About irenesroth

I am a freelance and academic writer. I am currently writing a book called `Fearless Freelance Writers`. Please look out for it soon on this blog.
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