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Publisher Description

“Engaging, evocative. . . . [Bloom] is a supple, clear writer, and his parade of counterintuitive claims about pleasure is beguiling.”—NPR

Why is an artistic masterpiece worth millions more than a convincing forgery? Pleasure works in mysterious ways, as Paul Bloom reveals in this investigation of what we desire and why. Drawing on a wealth of surprising studies, Bloom investigates pleasures noble and seamy, lofty and mundane, to reveal that our enjoyment of a given thing is determined not by what we can see and touch but by our beliefs about that thing’s history, origin, and deeper nature.

GENRE
Self-Development
RELEASED
2010
June 14
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
W. W. Norton & Company
SELLER
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
SIZE
798.5
KB

Customer Reviews

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How Pleasure Works

This book was a huge disappointment. Poorly written and really doesn't answer the question, "How does pleasure work?" Quite a bit of rambling here and no attempt to tie it all together and come to a believable conclusion. I had to struggle to NOT put it down.

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