"This is a self-help book, but with a difference: almost everything in it is underpinned by peer-reviewed and often fascinating research." — New Scientist
"For all those who are tired of the usual self-help formula--homespun anecdotes, upbeat platitudes, over-the-top promises--Richard Wiseman's 59 Seconds
is just what the PhD ordered." — The Wall Street Journal
"Seemingly perfect for this age of short attention spans and instant gratification." — The Chronicle Herald
"At last, a self-help guide that is based on proper research. Perfect for busy, curious, smart people."
— Simon Singh, author of Fermat's Enigma
“Wiseman is a brilliant name for a psychologist, and this book proves the professor is not misnamed. . . . [59 Seconds
] contains dozens of fascinating and useful nuggets, and they all have science on their side.”
— The Independent
About the Author
RICHARD WISEMAN is based at the University of Hertfordshire in the UK and has gained an international reputation for research into quirky areas of psychology, including deception, humor, luck and the paranormal. He has written The Luck Factor
— a bestselling book exploring the lives and minds of lucky people. His latest book, Quirkology
, explores the curious science of everyday life, including the psychology of lying, love, and laughter. A passionate advocate for science, Wiseman is well-known for his media appearances, high-profile talks, live performances, and large-scale studies. He also regularly acts as a creative consultant for print, broadcast and new media.From the Hardcover edition.