By Kathryn Schulz

To err is human. but so much people struggle through lifestyles assuming (and occasionally insisting) that we're correct approximately approximately every little thing, from the origins of the universe to tips on how to load the dishwasher. If being mistaken is so usual, why are all of us so undesirable at imagining that our ideals may be improper, and why can we react to our error with shock, denial, defensiveness, and disgrace?

In Being Wrong, journalist Kathryn Schulz explores why we discover it so pleasing to be correct and so maddening to be incorrect, and the way this perspective towards errors corrodes relationships—whether among relatives, colleagues, friends, or international locations. alongside the way in which, she takes us on a desirable journey of human fallibility, from wrongful convictions to no-fault divorce; scientific error to misadventures at sea; failed prophecies to fake thoughts; "I informed you so!" to "Mistakes have been made." Drawing on thinkers as assorted as Augustine, Darwin, Freud, Gertrude Stein, Alan Greenspan, and Groucho Marx, she proposes a brand new approach of wrongness. during this view, errors is either a given and a gift—one that could rework our worldviews, our relations, and, so much profoundly, ourselves.

in spite of everything, Being Wrong isn't just an account of human mistakes yet a tribute to human creativity—the manner we generate and revise our ideals approximately ourselves and the realm. At a second whilst financial, political, and non secular dogmatism more and more divide us, Schulz explores with unusual humor and eloquence the seduction of walk in the park and the crises occasioned by means of errors. an excellent debut from a brand new voice in nonfiction, this booklet calls on us to invite one in all life's such a lot tough questions: what if I'm mistaken?

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