I was reviewed in Science:
Thus it helps to have a lucid and informative account such as Bruce Schneier’s Liars and Outliers. The book provides an interesting and entertaining summary of the state of play of research on human social behavior, with a special emphasis on trust and trustworthiness.
Free from preoccupations and personal attachments to any of the scientific disciplines working on the topic, he has compiled a well-structured overview of what research can tell us about how trust and trustworthiness accumulate (although some academic readers may find their publications presented in an unexpected context). This he enlivens by adding real-life experiences on how to build trust and keep trustworthiness alive.
I am amused by the parenthetical comment.
Posted on October 13, 2012 at 7:28 AM •
I usually don’t post reviews of Liars and Outliers—they’re all here—but I am particularly proud of this one.
Posted on September 21, 2012 at 3:29 PM •
Liars and Outliers (along with two other books: Kip Hawley’s memoir of his time at the TSA and Against Security, by Harvey Molotch) has been reviewed in the Wall Street Journal.
Posted on September 5, 2012 at 2:04 PM •
I’m on The WELL right now—for the next week or so—discussing my new book with anyone who wants to participate.
I’m also at Dragon*Con this weekend in Atlanta.
Posted on August 31, 2012 at 9:20 AM •
Liars and Outliers has been out since late February, and while it’s selling great, I’d like it to sell better. So I have a special offer for my regular readers. People in the U.S. can buy a signed copy of the book for $11, Media Mail postage included. (Yes, I’m selling the book at a loss.) People in other countries can buy it for $26, postage included. This is significantly cheaper than Amazon’s discount price.
My only request is that, after you read the book, you post a review about it somewhere. On your blog, on Amazon, on—I suppose—Twitter. Just let people know about it.
Order yours here. This price is only good for the first 100 people who respond, so please act quickly.
EDITED TO ADD (8/15): First 300 people; the response has been so overwhelming.
EDITED TO ADD (8/17): This offer has expired.
Posted on August 15, 2012 at 5:59 AM •
I don’t know the context, but these strips sum up my latest book nicely.
Posted on July 27, 2012 at 2:17 PM •
On Sunday, I will be participating in a public discussion about my new book on the FireDogLake website. James Fallows will be the moderator, and I will be answering questions from all comers—you do have to register an ID, though—from 5:00–7:00 PM EDT.
Stop by and join the discussion.
Posted on June 15, 2012 at 2:55 PM •
In his blog:
I think the most important security issues going forward center around identity and trust. Before knowing I would soon encounter Bruce again in the media, I bought and read his new book Liars & Outliers and it is a must-read book for people looking forward into our security future and thinking about where this all leads. For my colleagues inside the government working the various identity management, security clearance, and risk-based- security issues, L&O should be required reading.
L&O is fresh thinking about live fire issues of today as well as moral issues that are ahead. Whatever your policy bent, this book will help you. Trust me on this, you don’t have to buy everything Bruce says about TSA to read this book, take it to work, put it down on the table and say, “this is brilliant stuff.”
I’m hosting Kip Hawley on FireDogLake’s Book Salon on Sunday at 5:00 – 7:00 PM EDT. Join me and we’ll ask him some tough questions about his new book.
Posted on May 18, 2012 at 6:06 AM •
Actionable Books is having a vote to determine which of four books to summarize on their site. If you are willing, please go there and vote for Liars and Outliers. (Voting requires a Facebook ID.) Voting closes Monday at noon EST, although I presume they mean EDT.
Posted on April 27, 2012 at 7:57 PM •
Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.