5.0 out of 5 stars
January 26, 2018
Format: Kindle Edition from Amazon US
Want to know why people aren't as predictable as you expect and act in contradictory ways?
Here's a book that makes sense of the unexpected things people do and say. WHY and HOW did your spouse surprise you after thirty years? And, why was THAT so much fun for you? Why did your brilliant friend do something apparently stupid? Your serious friend act funny? Life is full of paradoxical experiences and we thrive on those experiences. We seek them out and sometimes pay to have others help create them for and with us. This book explains what's going on.
I have read every word Michael Apter has written that was possible for me to find. His earlier papers and books were strictly academic and scientific in nature although even then his personal tone was evident. He's got an engaging style that makes you feel like you've gotten smarter when you're done. I believe that his writing over the last few years is even more personal, anecdotal, and of a story-telling style. How he looks at the World and interprets it for sense-making keeps me coming back for more.
If you're looking for an accessible and entertaining, science-based explanation of why people do the surprising things people do, when people do them...this is it!
by Dr. Jay Lee