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Everyday Survival: Why Smart People Do Stupid Things
Gonzales, Laurence
W. W. Norton / Softcover / 2009-09-01 / 0393337065
Of General Interest
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288 pages
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“Well-written and fascinating . . . this is the kind of book you want everyone to read.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Curiosity, awareness, attention,” Laurence Gonzales writes. “Those are the tools of our everyday survival. . . . We all must be scientists at heart or be victims of forces that we don’t understand.” In this fascinating account, Gonzales turns his talent for gripping narrative, knowledge of the way our minds and bodies work, and bottomless curiosity about the world to the topic of how we can best use the blessings of evolution to overcome the hazards of everyday life.

Everyday Survival will teach you to make the right choices for our complex, dangerous, and quickly changing world—whether you are climbing a mountain or the corporate ladder.

“A plea for heightened awareness of our surroundings, and good reading for the how-things-work set.” — Kirkus Reviews


Laurence Gonzales is the author of Surviving Survival and the bestseller Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why. He has won two National Magazine Awards. His essays are collected in the book House of Pain.

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