Truthfulness and falsehood
Jun 17, 2013 — In softcover fiction, Irvine Welsh gives us a prequel to Trainspotting, and Regina O'Melveny tells the story of a 16th-century Renaissance woman. In nonfiction, Dan Ariely discovers what keeps us dishonest.
Jun 4, 2012 — Behavioral economist Dan Ariely has found that very few people lie a lot, but a lot of people lie a little. He talks about his findings in his new book, The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie To Everyone — Especially Ourselves.
May 16, 2011 — From her late-night talk show on E! television to her best-selling memoirs Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang and Are You There, Vodka? It's Me Chelsea to her brand-new publishing imprint, Chelsea Handler has created a brand that larger audiences are starting to trust.
Apr 19, 2011 — Journalist James B. Stewart admits in his new book that lying isn't by any means new, but argues that "concerted, deliberate lying by a different class of criminal — sophisticated, educated, affluent ... threatens to swamp the legal system and undermine the prosecution of white-collar crime."
Jan 22, 2011 — When is it all right for leaders to lie to other leaders, other nations — or their own? Political scientist John Mearsheimer poses the provocative question in his new book.
Aug 4, 2009 — In his new book, The Liar In Your Life: The Way To Truthful Relationships, Robert Feldman explains how we lie, and why we've developed such a high tolerance for deception. Feldman is associate dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Massachusetts. He's also a professor of psychology there.
May 26, 2007 — As Washington politicians and spin doctors gear up for a new campaign season, the founders of FactCheck.org are offering a decoder ring for separating fact from disinformation in a new book, unSpun: Finding Facts in a World of Disinformation.
Jan 5, 2005 — A new biography tells the story of Dare Wright, whose popular Lonely Doll children's books reflected her own troubled childhood. Jean Nathan discusses Dare's life with NPR's Steve Inskeep.