June 24, 2010

Review & Giveaway: Wrong by David Freedman


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Our investments are devastated, obesity is epidemic, test scores are in decline, blue-chip companies circle the drain, and popular medications turn out to be ineffective and even dangerous. What happened? Didn't we listen to the scientists, economists and other experts who promised us that if we followed their advice all would be well? Actually, those experts are a big reason we're in this mess. And, according to acclaimed business and science writer David H. Freedman, such expert counsel usually turns out to be wrong--often wildly so.
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There is so much information in this book that make you really start to think about what "experts" say.  I have always been leery about the information I receive from doctors and other professionals.  Like so many things in life, there is never a clear cut answer.  It all depends on interpretation.  I liked having my thoughts reinforced with David's book.

Little, Brown and Company
9780316023788
6/10/2010
304 pages
$25.99/$31.99

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Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions expressed are 100% mine.  If you purchase a book using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.


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14 comments:

  1. I've seen it too often how wrong experts can be.
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  6. +1 I'd love to read this book.

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  8. Please include me in your giveaway.

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  9. This looks like a fascinating book.

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  10. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  11. This sounds very interesting.

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  12. It always depends on who pays for the study, as to the outcome of it. I would love to read this book.
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  13. I would love to win this!

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