Lively, conversational...A well-told, heartening report from neuroscience's front lines.
An intelligent written look into why most people take an optimistic view on life...stimulating discussion...in easily understood language...fascinating trip into why we prefer to remain hopeful about our future and ourselves.
Her fascinating book offers compelling evidence for the neural basis of optimism and what it all means.
Read it and cheer. It's important to your longevity.
A book I'd suggest to anyone.
Most readers will turn to the last page not only buoyed by hope but also aware of the sources and benefits of that hope.
If you read her story, you'll get a much better grip on how we function in it. I'm optimistic about that.
Lucid, engaging and cutting-edge... a must-read for anyone interested in imagining the future. - David Eagleman, Neuroscientist and bestselling author of Sum and Incognito.
Very enjoyable, highly original and packed with eye-opening insight, this is a beautifully written book that really brings psychology alive. - Simon Baron-Cohen, Cambridge University Professor and author of Zero Degrees of Empathy and The Science of Evil.
What a treat. A charming, engaging and accessible book written by a scientist who knows how to tell a story. - Richard Thaler, author of Nudge
Engaging....Sharot studies optimisim as the neural level and knows her subject well.
Fascinating... Even if you're a dedicated cynic, you might be surprised to learn that your brain is wearing rose-colored glasses, whether you like it or not. - NPR
An insightful, Oliver Sacks-y first book. - The Village Voice
Once I started reading The Optimism Bias, I could not put it down. - Positive Psychology News Daily
A fascinating yet accessible exploration of how and why our brains construct a positive outlook on life. - BrainPickings.org
Fascinating and fun to read... Provides lucid accounts of [Sharot's] often ingenious experiments. - BBC Focus