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    • Trying Not to Try

    • The Art and Science of Spontaneity
    • By: Edward Slingerland
    • Narrated by: Marc Cashman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    A deeply original exploration of the power of spontaneity - an ancient Chinese ideal that cognitive scientists are only now beginning to understand - and why it is so essential to our well-being. Why is it always hard to fall asleep the night before an important meeting? Or be charming and relaxed on a first date? What is it about a politician who seems wooden or a comedian whose jokes fall flat or an athlete who chokes? In all of these cases, striving seems to backfire.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best books I have ever read.

    • By nonrachitect on 31-01-2019

    Non-member price: $35.89