Telling Lies

Telling Lies

Clues to Deceit in the Marketplace, Politics, and Marriage

Book - 2009
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Describes gestures and other clues that indicate a person may be lying, explains why people lie, and discusses the controversy surrounding lie detector tests.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2009
Edition: 4th ed.
Description: 402 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9780393337457
Branch Call Number: 153.6 Ekm


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Feb 15, 2020

This book is an introduction to lie detection subject. The author is well versed in the topic. Paul Ekman dives deeply into different elements that, if assembled, can lead us to catch liers :). it's like a reverse engineering process of a lie.
This book reminds me of turning daily activities, when running business, into measurable variables. So do Paul Ekman, turns facials expressions into high, low eyebrows; elevated corner of the mouth; and so on.
I am going to continue with other books of the author as I liked his first work. I gave the book four stars because I felt this work is more of a marketing project to the author than an educational material, contrary to what I expected. However, my opinion is meant to educate others interested in reading this book and not to discredit the writer.

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