I’ve read over 90 books in 2022, and this book is definitely in my top 5. Maybe even top 3. I absolutely loved Seth’s previous book Everybody Lies and had no clue he was working on a new book, so this was a pleasant surprise. For those who are unfamiliar with Seth’s work, he dives into data to debunk a lot of conventional wisdom and help us see the truth that’s often hidden by our biases and other cognitive shortcuts. His previous book was more about helping us see the world through a clearer lens, but this one is much different. Seth brands this book as self-help, but I don’t even think that category does the book justice because it covers so much. Yes, if you read this book, I guarantee your life will get at least a tiny bit better if you take in what he’s showing with the data, but it also helps us take a look at how we all have different advantages and disadvantages. The book covers what the data really says about what makes for long-lasting, great relationships, the biggest factor when it comes to children becoming successful, and how Seth gave himself a makeover using data to make himself more attractive. Since I’m obsessed with the topics of skill, success, and luck, my favorite two chapters covered these topics. A lot of books either don’t cover both sides of this debate or don’t do a great job of doing so. I think Seth nailed it by discussing how luck plays a big role in success, but it also takes hard work and taking advantage of opportunities that come your way. I could talk about this book all day, but this is all I’ll say for now. Hopefully, it has interested you enough to go get a copy ASAP.