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A deeply original celebration of George Lucas’ masterpiece as it relates to history, presidential politics, law, economics, fatherhood, and culture by Harvard legal scholar and former White House adviser.

There’s Santa Claus, Shakespeare, Mickey Mouse, the Bible, and then there’s Star Wars. Nothing quite compares to sitting with down with a young child and hearing the sound of John Williams’ score as those beloved golden letters fill the screen. In this fun, erudite, and often moving book, Cass R. Sunstein explores the lessons of Star Wars as they relate to childhood, fathers, the Dark Side, rebellion, and redemption. As it turns out, Star Wars also has a lot to teach us about constitutional law, economics, and political uprisings.

In rich detail, Sunstein tells the story of the films’ wildly unanticipated success and what it has to say about why some things succeed while others fail. Ultimately, Sunstein argues, Star Wars is about the freedom of choice and our never-ending ability to make the right decision when the chips are down. Written with buoyant prose and considerable heart, The World According to Star Wars shines new light on the most beloved story of our time.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This book is fun, brilliant, and deeply original.”

    Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “This gem of a book…might even make you pick up the phone and call your dad.”

    Walter Isaacson, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “Entertaining…the ultimate primer for guiding a Star Wars padawan to the level of Jedi Knight.”


  • “Enlightening…perceptive…Mr. Sunstein comes across as an energetic, friendly dinner-party tablemate.”

    New York Times

  • “Delightful…informative without being boring, funny without being silly.. a marvelous swift read. The force is strong with this one.”

    Economist (London)

  • “If you love Star Wars or are a nerd and want an engaging introduction to concepts in legal theory or behavioural economics, Sunstein does the trick with levity and clarity’.”

    Times (London)

  • “An enlightening and surprisingly personal tour of a galaxy…Sunstein offers plenty of fun details and opinions.”

    Washington Post

  • “This analysis engages with its broader themes about fathers and sons, timeliness and timelessness, destiny and free will, tradition and rebellion, God(s) and mankind.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Narrator Kaleo Griffith takes a conversational approach to this unusual book…Due to Griffith’s friendly manner, one imagines Sunstein sitting across the table in a quiet café, chatting about what is clearly a favorite of his among today’s great cultural phenomena. There is some deep thinking here, and not for fans only.”


  • “In this remarkable, book Sunstein manages to connect invisible gorillas, hit songs, conspiracy theories, and constitutional law. For anyone who loves the movies, or loves to think about how the world works, or simply loves their father The World according to Star Wars will provoke and inspire.”

    Duncan Watts, author of Everything Is Obvious

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A #1 Washington Post Bestseller
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