Excellent Book on the Tricky Brain

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I've just completed an excellent book titled Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert. The subject matter amounts to the tricks the mind plays on itself through use of the imagination. While it covers quite a bit of solid scientific ground, it is written in a particularly accessible and engaging manner. Gilbert's humor helps infuse the otherwise intriguing subject with an extra snappiness that you won't find in textbooks. Highly recommended!

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