Similar to Blink, Outliers, and the Happiness Hypothesis, Lehrer draws on a wealth of case studies to prove our emotional brain is critical to our decision making process. He comes across as a young but talented author that could improve upon collecting his thoughts into an action based conclusion. The book was fun to read, but not the sort that inspires you to change. There is still plenty to chew on, especially in an election year. One of my favorite paraphrases on page 206, when referring to a study conducted by Tim Brock, "We all silence the cognitive dissonance through self-imposed ignorance. Once you identify with a political party, the world is edited to fit with your ideology."