The Data Detective

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“Thanks to Tim Harford’s characteristic wit and magnetic storytelling, you may not realize you’re getting an advanced course in how to understand the kinds of statistics we’re all faced with every day.”

–DAVID EPSTEIN, author of Range

“This entertaining, engrossing book about the power of numbers, logic, and genuine curiosity has, in Harford’s own words. ‘awakened my sense of wonder’ about the beauty of statistics.”

–MARIA KONNIKOVA, author of The Biggest Bluff

“Nobody makes the statistics of everyday life more fascinating and enjoyable than Tim Harford.”

–BILL BRYSON, author of The Body: A Guide for Occupants

“One of the most wonderful collections of stories that I have read in a long time… fascinating.”

–STEVE LEVITT, co-author of Freakonomics

“Expertly guides us through the many ways in which data can trick us”

–The Wall Street Journal

“He’s a genius at telling stories that illuminate our world.”

–MALCOLM GLADWELL, host of Revisionist History

“Tim Harford continues to amuse and instruct the reader with deceptively profound and broad statistical intuition and wisdom… delightful and enlightening.”

–CATHY O’NEIL, author of Weapons of Math Destruction

“If you’re staggered by statistics or daunted by data, this entertaining romp of a book is essential reading.”

–DANIEL H. PINK, author of When and Drive

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