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Fascinating topic. Meh book.

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Reviewed: 10-03-2020

Lots of good science books discuss uncertainty and human fallibility. For such an interesting topic, I often felt bored. The bit on medicine effectiveness seemed overly negative. It's not all bad news with whopping unknowns! Sure, duloxetine has a 1:9 efficacy according to that article in "Nature" magazine (googling suggests that's a VERY conservative estimate). However, if you use the trial-and-error approach described earlier (and later) in the book, the probability of finding an effective anti-depressant is actually pretty good!

Simple Concept - Difficult to Master!

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Reviewed: 06-03-2020

I wish my mum would embrace a growth-mindset! 😩 I was info-overloaded at the end of this book. 😱 Where best to put my effort? Think I’ll high-speed re-listen 🎧 and make a shortlist of tips 📜 relevant to just me 🎯 from the plethora presented. Is that how the growth-mindset would handle this? 😇

More than an extension of the writer's blog!

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Reviewed: 29-02-2020

More than an extension of Janelle's blog (which is also fun!) this audiobook delves into how modern AIs work (and fail, ahaha). The narrator was super, and I should really listen again. Mostly because I was battling AI in a video game while listening, and neural-networks require more concentration from me to properly comprehend!

Better than most ADHD books.

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Reviewed: 01-02-2020

I wasn't expecting this book to be so good. The author is super charismatic, and at times the text is superfluously wordy, BUT, it's still good! Even when you know you're being marketed to! There is USEFUL information & relatable humor in here. If you're trying to be more productive, ADHD or not, diagnosed or not, it's a good place to start.

Best EvoPsych book i've consumed in a while...

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Reviewed: 17-01-2020

Ya'll need to listen to this! Even men! Coz the pill is changing everyone. And it ain't all bad. It just is.

A tad woo-woo, but still an interesting biography!

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Reviewed: 05-12-2019

Pete's ideas about consciousness were a bit wordy, but to be fair, other writers have gone on way longer.

Don't let book #1 put you off!

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Reviewed: 05-12-2019

The payoff is all here in book #2. I can't wait for book #3 in 2020! And I don't understand why people say the TV show is better than the book. They're both great! And a little different from each other. The audiobook narration is full of wonderful accents, complete with a nice little effect for phone conversations.

A bit of fun!

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 05-12-2019

The second half seemed funnier, so stick with it if you're 10min in and not laughing much yet. Love the cynicism of traditional marriage/relationship norms. What I like most about this audiobook, and Emily & Murph's show "Hot Date", is that the writers genuinely seem to enjoy each other's company. Maybe it's wishful thinking, but to me they're one of those fun couples that can riff off each other with enough creativity to never get bored. I wonder what they'll do next! To Emily & Murph, sorry I couldn't rate this 5 stars like you asked in the audiobook, ahahaha. But I love you both anyway! ❤️

Feel excited about life again!

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Reviewed: 26-04-2018

An overly-long treatise on happiness: from kink in the bedroom, to brevity in the boardroom! A guide for how to avoid irrational moralising, & ditch life-sapping family! OMG It's sooooo long ya'll 🥱. Listen at 2.5x. Needs a modern rewrite with non-monogamy and gender diverse industrialists.

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Reviewed: 26-04-2018

"Spark Joy" by Marie Kondo has some good ideas, and it's short. I like the section on kitchens. It also has some bad ideas: sentimentality and Shinto. So, if you're dead inside, hate your family, and don't care to remember anything from your past - skip it, you're already awesome.

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