How to Lie with Statistics – Darrell Huff

This book explains the many ways that people can misuse statistics to mislead you. Maybe a more descriptive title would be, “How to Tell When People are Lying to You with Statistics”. It’s a bit like being shown how a magician does a trick – except that at least with the magic trick, you already know you’re being fooled.

This is a fun book: the cartoons are quaint, the tone is irreverent, and the content is bang-on. Even though it was first published almost 70 years ago, I still see examples of these techniques every day in the media.

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