THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
AN ECONOMIST BOOK OF THE YEAR
A NEW STATESMAN BOOK OF THE YEAR
'This book is about a whole new way of studying the mind ... Endlessly fascinating' Steven Pinker
'A whirlwind tour of the modern human psyche' Economist
Everybody lies, to friends, lovers, doctors, pollsters - and to themselves. In Internet searches, however, people confess the truth.
Insightful, funny and always surprising, Everybody Lies explores how this huge collection of data, unprecedented in human history, could just be the most important ever collected. It offers astonishing insights into the human psyche, revealing the biases deeply embedded within us, the questions we're afraid to ask that might be essential to our well-being, and the information we can use to change our culture for the better.
Seth Stephens-Davidowitz is a New York Times op-ed contributor, a visiting lecturer at The Wharton School, and a former Google data scientist. He received a BA in philosophy from Stanford, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and a PhD in economics from Harvard. His research - which uses new, big data sources to uncover hidden behaviours and attitudes - has appeared in the Journal of Public Economics and other prestigious publications. He lives in New York City. sethsd.com / @SethS D