Saturday, August 04, 2012

Six notable books about dishonesty

Dan Ariely's latest book is The Honest Truth about Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone--Especially Ourselves.

One of his top six books about, or by, liars, as told to The Week magazine:
Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) by Jerome K. Jerome

My abiding love for this particular book has to do with many things — its comical style has aged well these last 100-plus years. Moreover, Jerome nicely captures our tendency toward dishonesty; we're all a little dishonest, but only as dishonest as we can justify to ourselves.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue