The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less

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  • ISBN13: 9780060005696
  • Condition: NEW
  • Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark.

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In the spirit of Alvin Toffler’s Future Shock, a social critique of our obsession with choice, and how it contributes to anxiety, dissatisfaction and regret. This paperback includes a new P.S. section with author interviews, insights, features, suggested readings, and more. Whether we’re buying a pair of jeans, ordering a cup of coffee, selecting a long-distance carrier, applying to college, choosing a doctor, or setting up a 401(k), everyday decisions–both big… More >>

The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less

5 Comments For This Post

  1. Fredric D. Williams Says:

    If Mr. Schwartz really believed what he writes, he wouldn’t write. There are, by his depiction of things, too many choices. For example, there are far too many books. By writing another book, he aggravates the problem while pretending to solve it. In reality, we filter out most choices and focus on just a few. There are 6+ billion people, so we could marry any one of say, 3 billion. We select from a far smaller number and are not distressed about the billions we never met.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. poster1 Says:

    Don’t bother reading these praising reviewers; they’re being paid by advertisers. This book is nonsense. I would recommend it to grade school pupils writing their first social studies paper. It consists of 90% common sense knowledge that every American consumer already knows, which he redundantly spews out with tedious examples chapter after chapter, and the rest is elementary social and economic vocabulary juxtaposed with a few statistics which are openly available to the public. Just another personal journal from a charlatan who landed a publishing deal. I can’t believe this guy calls himself a professor.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  3. TJ LA Says:

    Just saw this guy hawking his book on Colbert and had to come here to say – WHAT A CROCK! People have been making stupid choices and feeling undeserved self-pity since the dawn of time, whether they had many choices or few. And this guy just gave people one more stupid choice of a way to waste their time and money on pseudo-sociology self-help BS. He was depressed because the jeans he bought weren’t perfect? That’s his CHOICE for a best example of too many choices?! What a self-absorbed idiot.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  4. L. Fischer Says:

    The book was in excellent shape and came relatively on time. No problems with the transaction.

    L. Fischer

    Oakland, CA
    Rating: 4 / 5

  5. ernesto avendano Says:

    I met Berry last year at Chicago FMI, I read his book and I can say you that The paradox of choice, why more is less is extraordinary, amazing, outstanding,complete and easy to read.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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