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Review: Avoid Boring People: Lessons from a Life in Science

User Review  - Andrea - Goodreads

Quick- do you read this title as "avoid people who you find boring" or "avoid the act yourself of making others feel bored?" It turns out Watson meant it both ways (as he would have had to... any ... Read full review

Review: Avoid Boring People: Lessons from a Life in Science

User Review  - Dena Burnett - Goodreads

It starts out seemingly insightful, but about half-way through it starts to sound like an aged academic's ramblings. I was lost in what seemed to be unimportant details. My advice: Skip the written ... Read full review

Review: Avoid Boring People: Lessons from a Life in Science

User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

James Watson should be avoided, at his own advice. Read full review

Review: Avoid Boring People: Lessons from a Life in Science

User Review  - James Miskimen - Goodreads

Dr. Watson had an interesting life and I enjoyed the book. It was interesting to see the real side of scientist whether other readers likes it or not. He comes off as some readers have said as "a dick ... Read full review

Review: Avoid Boring People: Lessons from a Life in Science

User Review  - Colleen Coffin - Goodreads

Slyly humorous, he very effectively conveys his personality here. This book is less about the specifics surrounding the discovery of the double helix and is more about advice giving. His target ... Read full review

Review: Avoid Boring People: Lessons from a Life in Science

User Review  - Victor Tatarskii - Goodreads

Too many facts in a book too small. Double Helix by James Watson is one of my most loved books about doing science, so I anticipated a very interesting reading about Watson's life from childhood until ... Read full review

Review: Avoid Boring People: Lessons from a Life in Science

User Review  - Batesharbuck - Goodreads

What an egotistical person. I kept reading, waiting for the light bulb to go on for him as to why so many people didn't care for him, but it never did. Plus, any man who is always looking for a cute young blond, even into his 40's, is just creepy. Read full review

Review: Avoid Boring People: Lessons from a Life in Science

User Review  - FS - Goodreads

Loved the title of this book and was excited to pick it up, having read other memoirs of scientists (Richard Feynman, memorably). Found though that this book didn't resonate. Liked the idea of the ... Read full review

Review: Avoid Boring People: Lessons from a Life in Science

User Review  - Amanda - Goodreads

I feel obligated to tell you not to purchase this book. If you'd like to read it, borrow it from the library to avoid putting any more proceeds from its sale into Dr. Watson's bank account. Despite ... Read full review

Review: Avoid Boring People: Lessons from a Life in Science

User Review  - Lucy Stewart - Goodreads

Enjoyable and interesting, and would have been significantly more enjoyable if the author hadn't managed to come across as a bit of a dick (the epilogue managed to tie up sexism, racism, and ableism ... Read full review


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