I have read so many books about how the mind works and nothing has hit the mark quite like this. Lehrer takes the dense field of neuroscience and brings it to life. Yet he does not over simplify it. Each chapter is interesting in itself but as you progress you start realising that the author is cleverly revealing more and more of the brain's complexities. Just when you think that there is no way to know how to decide, he sums it all up so clearly, showing you how to come to the best decisions in different circumstances.
Plus the book is FUN. It's packed with stories that I've been retelling to friends and clients ever since. It makes a good read as well as being incredibly illuminating.
Sure, there has been a spate of pop psychology books but this is not 'just another one'. Lehrer respects his audience by giving you the background to all his conclusions - in a really accessible way. It is only by taking you through this journey (packed with amazing analogies for a range of fields from airline pilots to firefighters) that you actually UNDERSTAND the background to why you should use different decision-making approaches in different circumstances. That is a far more powerful and long lasting approach than yet another guru just telling you their perspective - what this author writes is based on what is actually going on in your brain, and finally you understand how it all fits together.
If you're torn between logic and emotion, buy this book. Period. It's not just about decision making. You'll never look at yourself the same way again.