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Sally Haldorson

June 22, 2010

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Can a doggedly-researched book that relays the historical lineage of error, attempts to uncover the truth beneath truth, and even discusses something as impenetrable as "The Optimistic Meta-Induction from the History of Everything," be charming, accessible and eminently readable? Apparently so because Being Wrong by Kathryn Schulz is just that. Many of us remain uncomfortable with being wrong, in admitting that time and experience won't necessarily prevent us from buying that lemon of a car or hiring the wrong person or adding yet another self-help book to our shelves that will teach us how to stop making the same mistakes.

Can a doggedly-researched book that relays the historical lineage of error, attempts to uncover the truth beneath truth, and even discusses something as impenetrable as "The Optimistic Meta-Induction from the History of Everything," be charming, accessible and eminently readable? Apparently so because Being Wrong by Kathryn Schulz is just that. Many of us remain uncomfortable with being wrong, in admitting that time and experience won't necessarily prevent us from buying that lemon of a car or hiring the wrong person or adding yet another self-help book to our shelves that will teach us how to stop making the same mistakes. But, "[e]ven if you can't be brought to believe that error itself is a good thing," Schulz says, "I hope to convince you by the end of this book that it is inseparably linked to other good things, things we definitely do not want to eliminate--like, say, our intelligence." Your intelligence will certainly be fueled by reading this book and you may even recover some of your good-humor about the times you were...and the times you will be...wrong. Keep Reading and sign up to win your free copy of Being Wrong. We have 20 copies to give away this week!

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