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Post Re: WANTED: Book Suggestions for our Sept., Oct. and Nov. NON-FICTION discussion!
The trend I have found is that fiction draws in women more than non-fiction.



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Post Re: WANTED: Book Suggestions for our Sept., Oct. and Nov. NON-FICTION discussion!
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The trend I have found is that fiction draws in women more than non-fiction.


Yes, we like a bit of escapism, I think. Still, we should be encouraged to read what we would not otherwise attempt, so thanks.

I am using the Royal 'we' here. :D


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Post Re: WANTED: Book Suggestions for our Sept., Oct. and Nov. NON-FICTION discussion!
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5. Kahneman, Daniel. "Thinking, Fast and Slow." Farrar, Strauss, Giroux.
Entertaining look at the complexities and oddities that characterize our mental processes from the only psychologist ever to have won the Nobel Prize for Economics.


This is the one I would most like to read next.

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Why even experts must rely on intuition and often get it wrong. There have been many good books on human rationality and irrationality, but only one masterpiece. That masterpiece is Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow. Kahneman, a winner of the Nobel Prize for economics, distils a lifetime of research into an encyclopedic coverage of both the surprising miracles and the equally surprising mistakes of our conscious and unconscious thinking. He achieves an even greater miracle by weaving his insights into an engaging narrative that is compulsively readable from beginning to end. My main problem in doing this review was preventing family members and friends from stealing my copy of the book to read it for themselves. more...


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He achieves an even greater miracle by weaving his insights into an engaging narrative that is compulsively readable from beginning to end.


Right, I'm intrigued and I'm going to read it either way.....It sounds as though it is right up my garden path! :)

PS - and I like his face!! http://science-society.com/files/2012/0 ... anA043.jpg


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Post Re: WANTED: Book Suggestions for our Sept., Oct. and Nov. NON-FICTION discussion!
I'm with you, Penny and Robert. I just downloaded it. Was only £5.49. Isn't technology brill!!


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Post Re: WANTED: Book Suggestions for our Sept., Oct. and Nov. NON-FICTION discussion!
An author just bought an ad with BookTalk.org for his book, "Fixing the Engine of Justice: Diagnosis and Repair of Our Jury System." I've never done this before but I can't help but think this one would make for an interesting discussion. If you've ever been called to do jury duty you probably have seen first-hand the flaws in the system.

I'm going to add this book to the suggestion list here and would appreciate some feedback from you guys. Would this make for a good discussion? I'm not adding this to the suggestions here because he's buying an ad. I'm adding it because the book sounds really good. In fact the author doesn't even know I'm adding this to the mix.

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It has been many years since O. J. Simpson walked free from a downtown Los Angeles courtroom. For many, it was the demolition of the fundamental principle of right and wrong, and many debated the deficiencies of the American justice system. Since then, we have witnessed the Casey Anthony case, and others, that remind us of issues unaddressed and questions unanswered. In Fixing the Engine of Justice¸ author David Tunno presents the symptoms of a defective jury system and offers comprehensive, intelligent, and thought-provoking solutions. Tunno, a trial consultant for more than twenty years, has studied and researched key trials and has gleaned stories from his personal experiences to show a system beset with representation issues, incompetence, bias, misconduct, and lack of support and public perception based on misconceptions. He analyzes the flaws in the jury selection process, its lack of effectiveness, and the ways in which it contributes to the delivery of justice. Often humorous and irreverent, Fixing the Engine of Justice offers a diagnosis of the problems and a list of needed repairs to the American legal system. With the prime focus on juries, Tunno also takes aim at judges, attorneys, and other issues relevant to the health of the system.



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Post Re: WANTED: Book Suggestions for our Sept., Oct. and Nov. NON-FICTION discussion!
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I'm with you, Penny and Robert. I just downloaded it. Was only £5.49. Isn't technology brill!!

I ordered the book from Amazon yesterday. It looks like no mater what gets picked for Sept. there will be a group of us reading Fast and Slow (ha,ha,ha..).



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Post Re: WANTED: Book Suggestions for our Sept., Oct. and Nov. NON-FICTION discussion!
We can bypass the poll since we already have 4 people (5 including me) that want to read and discuss Thinking, Fast and Slow. Let's consider that our next Non-Fiction book. I'll announce it on the Home page and get the forum created soon. :-)



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Post Re: WANTED: Book Suggestions for our Sept., Oct. and Nov. NON-FICTION discussion!
I know the next fiction book has been posted, but Fixing the Jury System that Chris mentioned also sounds like one to keep in mind for the future.



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Post Re: WANTED: Book Suggestions for our Sept., Oct. and Nov. NON-FICTION discussion!
Well, that was certainly quick and painless! That's the way to do it. I'll go ahead and order my copy.


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I have my copy and have started reading. :)



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Post Re: WANTED: Book Suggestions for our Sept., Oct. and Nov. NON-FICTION discussion!
"Thinking, Fast and Slow" has now been announced as our next Non-Fiction book discussion. I'll lock this and go check out the Fiction Forum to see if everyone has decided on "Atlas Shrugged" as the Fiction book for discussion. :-)



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