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"This essay is quite brilliant. (I was hoping it would be, so I wouldn't have to lie.) I honestly loved it from beginning to end. Lying is the most thought-provoking read of the year." -- Ricky Gervais "Humans have evolved to lie well, and no doubt you've seen the social lubrication at work. In many cases, we might not think of it as a true "lie": perhaps a "white lie" once in a blue moon, the omission of a sensitive detail here and there, false encouragement of others when we see no benefit in dashing someone's hopes, and the list goes on. In Lying, Sam Harris demonstrates how to benefit from being brutally--but pragmatically--honest. It's a compelling little book with a big impact." -- Tim Ferriss, author of the New York Times bestsellers, The 4-Hour Body, The 4-Hour Workweek, and The 4-Hour Chef "In this brief but illuminating work, Sam Harris applies his characteristically calm and sensible logic to a subject that affects us all--the human capacity to lie. And by the book's end, Harris compels you to lead a better life because the benefits of telling the truth far outweigh the cost of lies--to yourself, to others, and to society." -- Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist, American Museum of Natural History
Sam Harris is the author of the New York Times bestsellers, The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, The Moral Landscape, and Free Will. The End of Faith won the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction. Mr. Harris's writing has been published in more than 15 languages. He and his work have been discussed in The New York Times, Time, Scientific American, Nature, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, The Atlantic, and many other journals. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Economist, Newsweek, The Times (London), The Boston Globe, The Atlantic, The Annals of Neurology, and elsewhere. Mr. Harris is a cofounder and the CEO of Project Reason, a nonprofit foundation devoted to spreading scientific knowledge and secular values in society. He received a degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA.
Nice accessible text covering philosophical issues about lying rather than the usual stuff about how to spot a liar. Quite inspiring tooPublished 1 month ago by N. B. Murphy
Having read the book I will try and be honest. For me lying may have happened and I did not necessarily see its implications. Good insightful read. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Anne Howe
This book really made me think about all the small untruths we tell every day and what impact they have. It really did change my thinking. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Patrick David Comyn
Sam Harris thinks he's better than you, because *he* never tells a lie. You must lie all the time. You definitely do. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dorian Wilde
I am enjoying this book. Reading it feels like meeting a person. His arguments are not watertight, but his style is friendly and readable. Also something startling came out of it. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Penelope Wilcock