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Author: Darrell Huff Narrator: Bryan DePuy Publisher: Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2016 ISBN: 9781518912795
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Now available in audio for the first time! Darrell Huff's celebrated classic How to Lie with Statistics is a straight-forward and engaging guide to understanding the manipulation and misrepresentation of information that could be lurking behind every graph, chart, and infographic. Originally published in 1954, it remains as relevant and necessary as ever in our digital world where information is king—and as easy to distort and manipulate as it is to access.

A precursor to modern popular science books like Steven D. Levitt's Freakonomics and Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers, Huff runs the gamut of every popularly used type of statistic, probes such things as the sample study, the tabulation method, the interview technique, or the way the results are derived from the figures, and points up the countless number of dodges which are used to full rather than to inform. Critically acclaimed by media outlets like the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, How to Lie with Statistics stands as the go-to book for understanding the use of statistics by teachers and leaders everywhere.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A great introduction to the use of statistics, and a great refresher for anyone who’s already well versed in it.”

    Bill Gates

  • “A hilarious exploration of mathematical mendacity…Every time you pick it up, what happens? Bang goes another illusion!”

    New York Times

  • “In one short take after another, Huff picks apart the ways in which marketers use statistics, charts, graphics and other ways of presenting numbers to baffle and trick the public. The chapter ‘How to Talk Back to a Statistic’ is a brilliant step-by-step guide to figuring out how someone is trying to deceive you with data.”

    Wall Street Journal

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About the Author

Darrell Huff (1913–2001) was an American writer, best known for his book How to Lie with Statistics. Huff was born in Gowrie, Iowa, and educated at the University of Iowa. He was an editor of Better Homes and Gardens as well as a freelance writer.