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Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error

2 Ratings: 2.0
a book by Kathryn Schulz

I am not a particularly violent person. But there were so many places in this book where I wanted to sit the author down, smack her briskly and scream at her "What we...   http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/109505585

Author: Kathryn Schulz
Publisher: Ecco
2 reviews about Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of...
review by . September 17, 2011
Why is it so hard to say
   I recently caught a TEDx talk by Kathryn Schulz on the reasons why we need to get over our fear of being wrong.  That's an interesting mindset, and usually not one that people readily accept.  To investigate her ideas more thoroughly, I picked up her book Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error.  It's a deep and heavy read, but her humor and irreverent attitude keep it from being a sleeping aid.  Having finished it, I think I can now look at my many …
review by . August 28, 2010
   I am not a particularly violent person. But there were so many places in this book where I wanted to sit the author down, smack her briskly and scream at her "What were you thinking? It started with the very first word in the book, freshly minted for the occasion by the author. You read it and experience an involuntary recoil of revulsion at the sheer tin-eared ugliness of it. For God's sake, Kathryn Schulz, please don't title your opening chapter "Wrongology". …
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