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

User Review  - Kin Guan - Goodreads

Perhaps I am biased, but I have a particular fondness of psychology books - the study of human mind always boggles me. Why do we behave in this but not that way? Why do we like something but not other ... Read full review

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  - Brian Clegg - Goodreads

I have to start this review with a confession and an apology to the author. When the book arrived for review in 2010 (no, not a typo), I was totally fed up with books about different human emotions ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Nikki - Goodreads

How Pleasure Works is an accessibly written book which mentions some theories and interesting experiments, without really delivering on the promise of "science" that explains "why we like what we like ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Steele Dimmock - Goodreads

I expected this to be a breakdown on mental state of pleasure, but rather it was study in the quirkiness of the way human's place value on things. Arguable, you can extrapolate that people get ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Angela - Goodreads

A fun and quick read. Still in the philosophical vein, yes, but generally grounded in science, so it's all good. While yes, the only things any of us technically enjoy are dopamine & seratonin, Bloom ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Elliot de Vries - Goodreads

Each chapter of How Pleasure Works attempts to demonstrate that a particular subset of the things we enjoy (eg food, art, love) at least partially depends on what Bloom calls our “essentialism” in ... 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  - Deb - Goodreads

*Pleasure runs deep* Why do we enjoy what we enjoy? Why does a bottle of Perrier seem to taste so much better than tap water, and why does that $200 bottle of wine seem to blow Two Buck Chuck out of ... 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


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