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‘Kidding Ourselves’ shows the rational side of self-deception

Pulitzer winner explores superstitions and more

5:00pm, July 12, 2014

Kidding Ourselves
Joseph T. Hallinan
Random House, $25

People believe the darnedest things — despite doubts, common sense and even evidence to the contrary. For example, a large majority of people are convinced that they drive better than others do, which of course isn’t possible. We can’t all be above average, no matter what Garrison Keillor says.

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