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The Truth About Lies: The Illusion of Honesty and the Evolution of Deceit by Aja Raden – Book Review

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The Truth About Lies: The Illusion of Honesty and the Evolution of Deceit by Aja Raden is one of the most interesting and eye-opening books I’ve ever read, and honestly… It was barrels of fun!

Aja Raden is very obviously a researcher at heart. And to top it off, an educator. Aja is able to put together such insightful and interesting thoughts and facts about why we lie and how it became so common in our everyday lies. There are decades upon decades of information and different lies and tricks society has participated in, and it’s all presented in an easy format.

Each section of this book highlights various types of lies and how we’ve experienced the various types of cons. From white lies, to the shell game, mass deception, and “fake news” – you’ve got an expansive list that covers almost every variation of deception and lack of honesty. From the tiniest lies to the biggest, this book has you covered in all the best ways.

There are historical facts in this book and also incredible examples. Snake oil was once a true cure but now is known for being a placebo/lie due to how the honest option was twisted and manipulated by greedy salesmen. This book truly was a gem and opened my eyes. The Truth About Lies was fun and easy to read, educational, and just downright interesting. I was binge-reading this book and could hardly put it down.

I highly recommend this book if you like easy-to-read non-fiction, want to learn something new, or just enjoy a dip into the history of a specific topic.

Five out of five stars!

I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

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