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Just Reviewed Sam Sommers’ “Situations Matter” at SBR

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Folks, if you haven’t read Sam Sommers’ SITUATIONS MATTER: Understanding how Context Transforms Your World yet, you should.  I don’t care if you’re a writer, an editor, a reader — you will learn a great deal from this book and it will help you understand more about how situations can change how people behave, why sometimes people behave badly in crowds, and much, much more.

This is one of the best books I’ve ever read in my life on any subject.  It is witty, interesting, written in an engaging style, and was one of the few nonfiction books of the past year that I not only enjoyed wholeheartedly, but read three times just because I could.  To think that Sam Sommers, a professor of psychology at Tufts University, could write this well the first-time out (as this is his first work of long-form nonfiction) is astonishing.

Please see tonight’s review, which is up now at Shiny Book Review for your edification; then, seriously, go grab this book:


Written by Barb Caffrey

February 26, 2012 at 12:01 am