A groundbreaking look at our complex relationship with our carnal urges and the ways in which we disguise, deny, and shame the sexual deviant in all of us, Perv brings our hidden desires into the light.
“A book as informative as it is entertaining ... Perv is a delightful, intelligent, thought-provoking addition to the growing body of our sexual knowledge of self.” —Publisher's Weekly (starred review)
“A master craftsman at refashioning reproductive biology into provocative composition, Bering nimbly probes ‘the darkest corners of our sexual nature’ with no illicit aftertaste.”—Kirkus
"Bering leads us to confront the reality that we all have a bit, or more than a bit, of sexual aberration within us." New York Times Editors' Choice
In this lively and masterfully argued book, Bering unveils the psychological underpinnings of why we believe. Thanks to Bering's insight and wit, The Belief Instinct will reward readers with an enlightened understanding of the universal human tendency to believe-and the tools to break free.
A bold and captivating journey through some of the most taboo issues related to evolution and human behavior. With his characteristic irreverence and trademark cheekiness, Bering leaves no topic unturned or curiosity unexamined, and he does it all with an audaciously original voice.
“You must buy [Bering’s book] to be both entertained and the life and soul of cocktail parties from now ‘til the end of the world.” —Jezebel
"More than some scientific stocking-filler: it uses science to unsettle our most embedded assumptions. It is deeply thought-provoking as well as shallowly provocative.”—The Sunday Times
"Erudite” … “remarkable” … “consistently rich and engaging … I have yet to come away from reading one of [Bering’s] essays and not feel considerably better informed than I was just minutes before.” —Forbes
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