"An overdue rational antidote to those of us who fear becoming a victim of the next terrorist attack, a fiery plane crash or some exotic killer disease." — The Ottawa Citizen
"Entertaining....A breath of fresh air and common sense." — Publishers Weekly"
Compelling ... an invaluable resource for anyone who aspires to think clearly"
— The Guardian
A fascinating insight into the peculiar and devastating nature of human fear" — Sunday Telegraph,
“An excellent work… his take on terrorism in the book’s penultimate chapter is refreshing ... a cheery corrective to modern paranoia.” — The Economist
“A beautifully observed study.” — The Observer
“Terrific… As a writer, he’s exceptionally good.” — The Evening Standard
About the Author
Dan Gardner is a columnist and senior writer for the Ottawa Citizen
, specializing in criminal justice and other investigative issues. Trained in history and law, Gardner worked as a senior policy adviser to the premier and the minister of education before turning to journalism in 1997. His writing has received numerous awards, including the National Newspaper Award, Amnesty International’s Media Award, and others. He lives in Ottawa with his wife and two children.