I received a complimentary Kindle copy of this book courtesy of Net Galley and the publisher. This was with the understanding that I would write a review and post it on Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, and my blog. I expanded it to include by Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google Plus pages.
I requested this book as I have an interest in in science, information and how the mind works. This is the first book by David Helfand that I have read.
This is not the book for you if you are looking for a light, breezy treatment of the subject. It is best taken in short chunks like a chapter at a time. While the author does a very good job with the subject it is very apparent that he has a background in astronomy and it is helpful if the reader has an understanding of the subject.
The best part of the book overall is the short vignettes that the author uses at the beginning of each chapter to set the tone for that chapter.
I recommend this book to anyone who is serious about understanding critical thinking from a scientific point of view.