The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds (Paperback)

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The Undoing Project is not your typical Michael Lewis book about sports or high finance. No, it is the intriguing story of the fathers of behavioral economics, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky. Without this pair we would not have the benefits of Big Data studies or advanced evidence-based medicine.

— Justin, Atlanta

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“Brilliant. . . . Lewis has given us a spectacular account of two great men who faced up to uncertainty and the limits of human reason.” —William Easterly, Wall Street Journal


Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original papers that invented the field of behavioral economics. One of the greatest partnerships in the history of science, Kahneman and Tversky’s extraordinary friendship incited a revolution in Big Data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine, led to a new approach to government regulation, and made much of Michael Lewis’s own work possible. In The Undoing Project, Lewis shows how their Nobel Prize–winning theory of the mind altered our perception of reality.

About the Author


Michael Lewis is the best-selling author of Liar’s Poker, Moneyball, The Blind Side, The Big Short, and The Undoing Project. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and three children.

Praise For…


Lewis has written one hell of a love story.
— Jennifer Senior

Hugely important.
— Samantha Power

A must-read.
— Greg McKenna

Fascinating stories about intriguing people.
— Cass Sunstein and Richard Thaler

Brilliant… Lewis has given us a spectacular account of two great men who faced up to uncertainty and the limits of human reason.
— William Easterly

Compelling… The Undoing Project is a history of the birth of behavioral economics, but it’s also Lewis’s testament to the power of collaboration.

— Peter Coy

Whatever subject strikes his fancy, Lewis
renders it clear and understandable while showcasing its human drama. In the
realm of exalted journalistic wizardry, he is surely kin to Tracy Kidder and
Malcolm Gladwell.
— Dan Cryer

Intellectually mesmerizing and inspiring.

Mind-blowing… [The Undoing Project] will raise doubts about how you personally perceive reality.
— Don Oldenburg

Michael Lewis has a genius for finding stories about people who view reality from an unusual angle and telling these stories in a compulsively readable way.
— Geoffrey Kabat

A fantastic read.
— Jesse Singal

Lewis [is a] master of the character-driven narrative.
— Charlie Gofen

Tantalizing and tender… Lewis is an irresistible storyteller and a master at illuminating complicated and fascinating subjects.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780393354775
ISBN-10: 0393354776
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: October 31st, 2017
Pages: 368
Language: English