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Reading: Everyday Survival by Laurence Gonzales

19 Nov

Everyday Survival by Laurence Gonzales

Amazon reviews I agree with on this one…  “After chapter six, the book unravels…”, “meandering, free-association ramble…”, and “a collection of unfocused essays about miscellaneous topics.”

I really enjoyed the first few chapters.  He really gave some great examples of how and why we go on auto-pilot sometimes and end up making bad decisions (or lack of decisions, since we are on auto-pilot).  There was a great section on unintended, unforeseen consequences.  But after that, the book veered into the land of WTF…

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3 Comments

Posted by on November 19, 2011 in Books, Reviews

 

3 responses to “Reading: Everyday Survival by Laurence Gonzales

  1. Marg

    November 19, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Sometimes the Land of WTF is good.
    Sometimes not.

     
  2. dailyfoolishness

    November 19, 2011 at 10:56 am

    In this case… not.

     
  3. Tara

    November 19, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    was it like some kind of example? He went on autopilot in the book?

     
 
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