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Born Liars

Born Liars

We all do it – how to be a better liar, spot a charlatan and tell the difference between truth and fiction


In Born Liars, Ian Leslie takes the reader on an exhilarating tour of ideas that brings the latest news about deception back from the frontiers of psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy, and explores the role played by lies – both black and white – in our childhoods, our careers, and our health, as well as in advertising, politics, sport and war. Drawing on thinkers as varied as Augustine, Charles Darwin, Sigmund Freud and Joni Mitchell, the author argues that, far from being a bug in the human software, lying is central to who we are; that we cannot understand ourselves without first understanding the dynamics of deceit.

After listening to Born Liars you’ll never think about lies – or life – in quite the same way again.

(P)2020 Quercus Editions Limited

Genre: Health & Personal Development / Self-help & Personal Development

On Sale: 7th May 2020

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9781529410648