The Quick Fix by Jesse Singal - Book Recommendation

The Quick Fix - Jesse Singal
The Quick Fix by Jesse Singal examines the impact pseudo-science masquerading as self-help has on society. It describes why fad-psychology gains popularity and how it sometimes destroys rather than help people.

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THE BOOK
The Quick Fix uses historical examples to illuminate what happens when false ideas take hold in a society. From the ascendance "superpredator" meme in the 1980s (which falsely criminalises Black American youth) to the popularisation of the notion that our poses influence our behaviour, the author highlights the harm that half-baked behavioural science causes.

WHO IS IT FOR
Lovers of the self-help genre might find this helpful as it illustrates some of the dark sides of this category.

Many thanks to Farrar, Straus and Giroux for review copy.

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