Liars & Outliers Update
Liars & Outliers has been available for about two months, and is selling well both in hardcover and e-book formats. More importantly, I’m very pleased with the book’s reception. The reviews I’ve gotten have been great, and I read a lot of tweets from people who have enjoyed the book. My goal was to give people new ways to think about trust and society — and by extension security and society — and it looks like I’ve succeeded.
- InfoWorld: “The fact that Liars and Outliers prompted me to go back and update my own thinking is truly the measure of Schneier’s latest book.”
- ComputerWeekly.com: “I used to think that Bruce Schneier was out of touch with industry CISOs, but now I think that they are out of touch with him.”
- Slashdot: “the reader will find that Schneier is one of the most original thinkers around.”
- CSO: “If you get a chance to read Schneier’s book (beg, borrow or steal a copy–although I’m not sure what that says about trust if you steal it), you should do so…trust me!”
I’m really proud of the book. I think it’s the best thing I’ve written. If you haven’t read the book yet, please give it a look. It’s the synthesis of a lot of my security thinking to date. I really believe you will enjoy it, and that you’ll think differently after you read it.
So far, though, my readership has mostly been within the security community: people who already know my writing. What I need help with is getting the word out to people outside the circles of computer security or this blog. Anyone who has read the book, I would really appreciate a review somewhere. On your blog if you have one, on Amazon, anywhere. If you know of a venue that reviews, or otherwise discusses books and authors, I would appreciate an introduction.