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Thought-provoking but aimless,
This review is from: The Art of Choosing: The Decisions We Make Everyday - What They Say About Us and How We Can Improve Them (Kindle Edition)
This book is an absorbing read - Sheena Iyengar writes beautifully and I looked forward to reading each chapter. But ultimately, the book is disjointed - I enjoyed learning about the content (even if some experiments are over-familiar), but I cannot honestly summarise the main themes in the book without re-reading it.
I guess, partly, this reflects Iyengar's belief that we artifically impose structure on our lives through our choices, which even influence the way we look at our past and our decisions. So perhaps, she intentionally decided not to structure the book and simply present a random sequence of experiments and themes.
But just as life can be vast and confusing without stories - so this book is too vast and confusing without some form of thrust or structure.