A far from average book: the real story behind the statistics on risk, chance and choice.
Michael Blastland is an author, journalist, and BBC Radio 4 broadcaster. He co.authored, with Andrew Dilnot, Profile's best-selling The Tiger that Isn't. David Spiegelhalter OBE is Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk in the Statistical Laboratory, University of Cambridge. He is a fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge and the Royal Society.
A very funny book ... this is one of those maths books that claims to be self-help, and on the evidence presented here, we are in dire need of it * Telegraph * Praise for Joe, the Only Boy in the World: 'From this careful, serious book emerges a man with a quick wit and far-seeing eye for what makes life so peculiar ... Joe stands out as a work of rare enlightenment * Seven * A witty, insightful, educational and wholly original book - and a wonderful achievement. Read it! -- Tim Harford, author of "The Undercover Economist" and presenter of "More or Less" on BBC Radio 4 Fascinating -- John Harding * Daily Mail * A fast-paced, whizz-bang style -- Iain Finlayson * The Times * Helping people make sense of the barrage of confusing (and often misrepresented) statistics that riddle every day is a noble goal. Making the process enjoyable is a real achievement. * The Economist * The statistics are presented with admirable lucidity, using an ingenious method devised by the authors, and may serve to reassure more neurotic readers ... Witty and illuminating, The Norm Chronicles is essential reading for anyone wanting to know whether they should try skydiving, or accept that third glass of wine -- Orlando Bird * Financial Times * Illuminating ... eye-catching ... a real achievement * The Economist *