How to Lie with Statistics


Darrell Huff

Publication date




Mark and co. bought it for me for Christmas 2012.


About 82 standard pages long[1].

First read (January 2013)Edit

13 02 06 How to Lie with Statistics

A few days after finishing, February 15th 2013.

13 02 06 How to Lie with Statistics

Progress graph, generated by Goodreads.


Paperback, 1991 Penguin edition, bought for me by Mark and co. for Christmas 2012.


Started it after finishing Pride and Prejudice and read it fairly quickly, it's only short. It wasn't anything new really, I kept forgetting it was from the 50s so some of it seemed strangely quirky before I remembered, with its modern cover and presentation it was easy to forget. I guess it was a trend-setter but I've read a great deal on all the subjects covered and it didn't enlighten me or anything. Good though! I got to page 108 out of 124 and skimmed to the end, I'm quite busy on placement and I wasn't compelled to read every page at that point.



Reading recordEdit

Previous book: Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Next book: Richard Dawkins, River Out of Eden

Ratings, awards, mentions and recommendationsEdit

Recommended by Ben Goldacre[1].

Links and referencesEdit

  1. Available online, 159341 characters long according to Notepad++ but there's some fluff.

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