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Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Daniel Kahneman has been one of those names that have popped up repeatedly throughout my readings. I knew quickly that I needed to read one of his works.

Thinking, Fast and Slow is a simple but hefty book. The theme is quite simple: you think in two, very distinct ways. We think quickly and we also think very slowly. Both systems are necessary. One could not survive without the other. If we only thought quickly, we would give into every impulse and destroy ourselves. If we only thought slowly, we would be paralyzed with fear and starve ourselves.

This book is quite long, and it feels longer, however it is full of great information, thorough first hand research. Kahneman does not waste words but he does offer slow and meticulous explanations.

I was very antsy by the last third of the book. It was a good book with great material, but just long and tedious by the end. This is one of those rare books that I liked but would have skipped.