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    Editors Select, November 2013 - Like most, I don't believe in lying, but I've never been opposed to the occasional white lie when I felt it was warranted. So I was pretty intrigued when I heard about this essay from Sam Harris, in which he argues that all forms of lying are inherently detrimental to our lives and relationships with others. From false encouragement to omission, Harris dismisses the notion that any kind of lie is truly harmless - often using insightful, true stories as examples. It's a short listen that is definitely worth checking out for anyone interested in psychology, human behavior, or self-improvement. I predict I'll be choosing my words wisely when I open a gift I don't love this holiday season! —Sam, Audible Editor

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    As it was in Anna Karenina, Madame Bovary, and Othello, so it is in life. Most forms of private vice and public evil are kindled and sustained by lies. Acts of adultery and other personal betrayals, financial fraud, government corruption - even murder and genocide - generally require an additional moral defect: a willingness to lie.

    In Lying, bestselling author and neuroscientist Sam Harris argues that we can radically simplify our lives and improve society by merely telling the truth in situations where others often lie. He focuses on "white" lies - those lies we tell for the purpose of sparing people discomfort - for these are the lies that most often tempt us. And they tend to be the only lies that good people tell while imagining that they are being good in the process.

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    "This essay is quite brilliant. (I was hoping it would be, so I wouldn't have to lie.) I honestly loved it from beginning to end. Lying is the most thought-provoking read of the year." (Ricky Gervais)
    "Humans have evolved to lie well, and no doubt you've seen the social lubrication at work. In many cases, we might not think of it as a true lie: perhaps a 'white' lie once in a blue moon, the omission of a sensitive detail here and there, false encouragement of others when we see no benefit in dashing someone's hopes, and the list goes on. In Lying, Sam Harris demonstrates how to benefit from being brutally - but pragmatically - honest. It's a compelling little book with a big impact." (Tim Ferriss author of the number-one New York Times best sellers The 4-Hour Body and The 4-Hour Workweek.)
    "In this brief but illuminating work, Sam Harris applies his characteristically calm and sensible logic to a subject that affects us all: the human capacity to lie. And by the book's end, Harris has compelled you to lead a better life because the benefits of telling the truth far outweigh the cost of lies - to yourself, to others, and to society." (Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist, American Museum of Natural History)

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    Ein besserer Mensch sein

    Lügen beeinflusst einen wesentlichen Teil unseres Lebens und fast jeder tut es täglich, obwohl der allgemeine Konsens existiert, Lügen sei unmoralisch. Der Grund, warum fast niemand (mich eingeschlossen) diesem Prinzip folgt, ist vermutlich, dass viele nur eine schwammige Vorstellung davon besitzen, warum es unmoralisch ist und sich nicht bewusst sind, wie viel Schaden Lügen wirklich verursacht. Dies erschwert es in der Praxis, nicht zu lügen. Sam Harris Buch ist fortschrittlich, rational und bewusstseinserweiternd. Trotz der kurzen Hördauer, enthält es alles relevante und ist angenehmerweise nicht unnötig langgezogenen. Es hat mir die fundierte und konkrete Meinung ermöglicht, die nötig ist um nicht mehr zu lügen.

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    Amazing and absolutely worth the time and money!

    Awesome content. Fantastic Delivery. Superb Q&A at the end. Loved every bit of it. Thank you Sam Harris!

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    Excellent

    I enjoyed both the content and its presentaron very much.
    Sam Harris is a fenomenal author.

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    Bestes Hörbuch für ein halbes Guthaben

    Das bis jetzt beste Hörbuch für ein halbes Guthaben welches ich gehört habe. Empohlen, hörenswert. Gg

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    Sam Harris is a genius of our time

    As stated above Sam Harris' ideas are gripping, thought inducing and mind opening to say the least

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    Surprisingly great book

    Very short, but great food for thought. Motivated me to think more deeply about lying and ethics.

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    Excellent thoughts on lying

    This could be one of those books that have the power to divide ones life into a before and after.

    Sam Harris is one of the most clear and independent thinkers of our time and this short and insightful book should be uncontroversial even for those who might disagree with Sam on some of his other standpoints.

    Highly recommended!

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    Great Audio Book

    Great book to rethink lying even in difficult situations! Highly recommended for everyone who is thinking about a change in his/her life.

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    Pretty good

    Well it's a very short book and for that it's content is good. I think the speaker sounds a bit bored or tired and the book could be so much more interesting with more real cases and a more personal approach that contains more emotion and empathy. But as I said, for what it offers it's a good read!

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    Important thoughts

    This made me change the way I thought about white lies. Sam Harris convincingly expounds the harmfulness of lying, especially in everyday situations.