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On Bad Reviews

This Sunday's New York Times Book Review contains a critical review of Imagine by Christopher Chabris, a psychology professor at Union College and co-author of The Invisible Gorilla. I enjoyed his book, so I was disappointed to learn he didn't enjoy mine. (Needless to say, I preferred my first Times review!)   The review doesn't […] The post On Bad Reviews appeared first on WIRED.
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