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This review is from: The Norm Chronicles: Stories and numbers about danger (Kindle Edition)
Nobody has ever needed to persuade me that maths is fun; I've always loved the stuff.
Sadly this book is an exercise in how not to convert the unbelievers. It plots a path carefully between two or more stools and crashes to earth neatly in the gap. Anyone wishing for a masterclass in making maths, specifically statistics, entertaining can do no better than try How to lie with Statistics by Darrell Huff, written in the 1960s and probably never surpassed. For those who need no converting the market teems with better, serious treatments. And, as previous reviewers have already said, the "characters" and their dialogue are a literary car-crash.
Why 2 stars? Well, Professor Spiegelhalter is, after all, a top expert in his field and when he tells you that something is so in statistics you don't argue!
This is, incidentally, a review of the paperback edition, not the kindle as the above note would have you believe.