- Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
- Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 12-12-17
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
Everybody lies, to friends, lovers, doctors, pollsters - and to themselves. In Internet searches, however, people confess their secrets - about sexless marriages, mental health problems, even racist views. Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, an economist and former Google data scientist, shows that this could just be the most important dataset ever collected.
This huge database of secrets - unprecedented in human history - offers astonishing, even revolutionary insights into humankind. Anxiety, for instance, does not increase after a terrorist attack. Crime levels drop when a violent film is released. And racist searches are no higher in Republican areas than in Democrat ones.
Stephens-Davidowitz reveals information we can use to change our culture and the questions we're afraid to ask that might be essential to our health - both emotional and physical. Insightful, funny and always surprising, Everybody Lies exposes the biases and secrets embedded deeply within us, at a time when things are harder to predict than ever.
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Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Arunas Eitutis on 13-03-18
Sometimes its hard tu visualize and the numbers
Some moments was very interesting and in some I just lost the line. Will be better to read, not to listen as its easier to see the stats ant think a bit about them
9 of 10 people found this review helpful
By James.C on 11-01-18
interesting in parts
there's some interesting insights buried in this book, but it's a little slow in parts and lacks something, though I can't quite say what.
I found the concluding chapter is protracted and unnecessary
12 of 14 people found this review helpful