The Lying Ape (Paperback)

Brian King

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This book received phenomenal coverage in hardback, including an extended author interview by Philip Schofield and Fern Britton on "This Morning" and a feature by John Humphrys in the "Daily Mail". It is full of real life stories from real people. It is from the bestselling co-author of "Beyond Coincidence", called 'a first-rate book' by the "Observer". We tell an average of six lies a day, psychologists believe. In this witty and engaging book Brian King unravels the full extent of the deceit that surrounds us, from politicians, ad-men, journalists and salesmen to our partners and children – and the lies we tell ourselves to preserve our precious self-esteem. He looks at some of the great liars of history, reveals how scientists can observe the brain as it suppresses the awkward truth in favour of the convenient lie, and advises on the best techniques for spotting a lie through body language and verbal slips.

Brian King is an award-winning pioneer of radio fly-on-the-wall documentaries, the producer of hundreds of programmes for BBC Radio 4, including the long-running series On the Ropes, and, with Martin Plimmer, the co-author of the bestselling Beyond Coincidence (Icon, 2004).

You think it's only some politicians and journalists who lie for a living? Read Brian King's fine, witty book and learn the truth.John Humphrys
An enjoyable account of the varieties of lying, with amusing examples drawn from every field – from advertising and politics to the little white and grey (and sometimes black) lies we tell ourselves and our loved ones'Metro
King concentrates on human lies in modern life, and they turn out to be everywhereGuardian


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ISBN: 9781840467994

Price: 7.99 GBP

Pages: 212

Publication date: 01/03/2007

Category: Psychology

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