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Review: How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like

User Review  - Nancy McKinley - Goodreads

Competent but not pleasurable. The writing starts out strong but weakens with every chapter culminating in a lackluster finish that was better left unsaid; as nothing really was said. A display of facts and not much more. I am glad it is over....on to the next! Read full review

Review: How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like

User Review  - Michele - Goodreads

Fun fluff. I really hate to give this guy two stars for a decently written, well researched book. But for all the interesting anecdotes, experiments, and theories, the book doesn't begin to deliver ... Read full review

Review: How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like

User Review  - Andrea - Goodreads

It is confusing to me that a book about pleasure could end up being such a shallow and unsatifying read. Perhaps there is some meta-meaning there. Everything for Bloom circles back to essentialism ... Read full review

Review: How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like

User Review  - Kasandra - Goodreads

Boils down to the premise that pleasure is based on "essentialism", the essence of what something is based on its history, what we believe it to be, or what we're told it is, among other things. The ... Read full review

Review: How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like

User Review  - Sara - Goodreads

I was really excited to read this book, but am disappointed now that I have. The dots just don't seem like they were connected throughout the book. There were so many times while I was reading that I ... Read full review

Review: How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like

User Review  - Darla - Goodreads

This book was fun to read, but I had a hard time with some of Bloom's arguments. It often seemed he came at a subject from limited perspectives, or didn't try to stray far beyond his box. For example ... Read full review

Review: How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like

User Review  - Stephanie W - Goodreads

I had nothing against Paul Bloom's style for the durration of the book. In fact, I rather enjoyed his style and thought his simple language and format would be an adequate way of describing why we ... Read full review

Review: How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like

User Review  - Elizabeth - Goodreads

this is brand new and there is a lot of pressure on this in the library. This book has favorable words on the cover by Steven Pinker, Daniel Levitin, Jonah Lehrer. I already don't really agree much ... Read full review

Review: How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like

User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

I have nothing against this book in particular - just the fact that I seem to be reading the same stuff over and over again under the guise of different titles-whether it is a book on happiness or how ... Read full review


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