Half-Truths and Brazen Lies: An Honest Look at Lying

Category: Book
By (author): Hanmer, Clayton
By (author): Vermond, Kira
Subject:  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Science / Sociology
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / General (see also headings under Family)
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Manners & Etiquette
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Values & Virtues
Audience: children/juvenile
Publisher: Owlkids Books Inc.
Published: April 2016
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 48
Size: 9.80in x 7.80in x 0.37in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*Do you believe in telling the truth? Sure you do. But even that's a lie - because we all lie. Whether to protect a friend, to make someone feel better, or to avoid telling even bigger lies later, lying is actually central to human nature. Usually we're taught that lying is bad, and that's that. But in reality, it's rarely so black and white.

Kira Vermond's latest book answers questions like: Why do we lie? What types of lies are there? What are the consequences of lying? What methods are used to detect lies? And when is it okay or even good to lie?

From forgeries and hoaxes to plagiarism and placebos, Half-Truths and Brazen Lies offers historical anecdotes, scientific studies, and sociocultural analyses to help unpack the complex world of untruths. Told in a witty, conversational tone with an index and full-color illustrations, the book takes a thorough, nuanced approach to a fascinating aspect of human behavior.
From The Publisher*A book that tells nothing but the truth about lying
Review Quote*""[Lying is] central to human nature," writes Vermond in this intuitively clear survey of the good, bad, and ugly manifestations of lying."
Review Quote*"An excellent, well-written, and comprehensive purchase for school and public libraries."
Review Quote*"Rich with evidence, explanation, and food for thought, this well-documented approach to an issue not often covered in depth for this age group will be enjoyed for curiosity's sake as well as a resource for study."