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Audiobook Review | The Art of Choosing

Title: The Art of Choosing [Audiobook][Unabridged] (Audio CD)

Author: Sheena Iyengar

My Review:

I was intrigued by the idea of The Art of Choosing.  Wow.

This is not a light, quick read (or listen, in the case of the audiobook).  This is an intense and thorough treatise on choice.  Sheena Iyengar is no casual writer or half-hearted researcher.  She is extraordinarily accomplished in her field and is considered an expert on the subject of choice. The Art of Choosing is Iyengar’s latest contribution to the field.

Don’t scoff.  Choice is an extremely complicated and multi-faceted issue, especially in today’s world, when we are literally overwhelmed with choices ranging from the toothbrush we use to the cars we drive to the mates we select.  When you really think about it, it’s a fascinating topic.  That’s where The Art of Choosing comes in.  This is quite the intellectual work.  Iyengar draws on great thinkers from a variety of fields as support; Karl Marx, Adam Smith, Confucius, and John Locke, to name a few.  She uses experiments and research to illustrate her points and highlight the factors that lead us to our choices.

This was a bit much, but in a good way.  Sometimes I like to remind myself that I have a college degree and that intellectual pursuits are enriching and satisfying.  That’s the best way to describe The Art of Choosing.  It is an extremely well-written, well-supported, thorough, and valuable addition to your home library.  There’s nothing wrong with a book that makes you think, I always say and this one will do precisely that.

*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*

Kristin

Kristin is the mom of two boys and two girls and lives outside of Philadelphia, PA. She loves to read, write, shop, and spend as much of her summer as possible at the Jersey shore!

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