Sunday, June 6, 2010

Being Wrong by Kathryn Schulz

Released: 2010

Being Wrong explores how and why making errors is a crucial, natural, and necessary component of being human, and how we must embrace being wrong to grow as people.

Being Wrong provides an interesting history of "being wrong" using numerous examples of pop-culture incidents. Schulz is highly eccentric. This book will flood you with a barrage of examples of how being wrong has transformed people and generated numerous events and mishaps since the beginning of time. Schulz also uses the experiences of past leaders and world-renowned figures as examples in terms of how being wrong has been significant in history.

Being Wrong is mostly comprised of Schulz's opinions on the topic, and tends to be long, drawn-out, and boring. This book lacks layman's terms, which is a major put-off for the general population. The author fails to define terms, phrases, and words that the majority of readers will fail to understand. If you need a dictionary to look up several words in one paragraph, reading this book becomes work rather than enjoyment.

As it stands, I don't think Being Wrong is ideal for those who aren't psychologists, however, I do give kudos to those who can interpret and enjoy Being Wrong.

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