Deborah Stone is a renowned scholar who has taught at Brandeis, MIT, and other universities around the world. Her award-winning book Policy Paradox has captivated readers through three decades, four editions, and six translations-but who's counting? She lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.
A delightful takedown of our unreasonable worship of numbers. . . . In 1954, Darrell Huff's bestselling How to Lie With Statistics began a genre that continues to produce numerous books each year. Stone . . . casts an equally critical eye but delves far more deeply into the subject. . . . As Stone lays out her examples of irrational faith in numbers, readers will squirm, but not with disbelief. . . . Enthralling evidence that there is less to numbers than meets the eye.--Kirkus Reviews, starred review