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"Dumbth": The Lost Art of Thinking

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Dumbth (pron. dum

-th) adj: a tendency toward muddleheadedness, or willful stupidity appearing in all segments of American life.

Updated, expanded with 20 new ways to think better, and highlighted with a new introduction, this is Steve Allen's humorous and provocative examination of contemporary thought or lack of it in our society.

When it first appeared nearly a decade ago, "Dumbth": and 81 Ways to Make Americans Smarter was hailed by critics across the country as the book that would wake up Americans to their tendency toward poor thinking. Labeling the ineptitude phenomenon as "dumbth," Allen has probed the depths of mass ignorance in thinking, speech, and actions for more than thirty years as he observed increased inefficiency, shoddy workmanship, bad service, and an overall breakdown in the capacity to reason. Today, while politicians and school boards play into the popular foolishness by proposing use of "dumbed down" texts and a street language called "ebonics" to reach students, Allen urges another kind of education.

Allen explains the problem of fuzzy thinking in detail, and optimistically proposes many simple yet necessary remedies to "dumbth" in the 101 rules for good thinking, reading, writing, speaking, and, most importantly, reasoning.

Book News Annotation:

Television personality and author Allen catalogues a host of hilarious encounters with bad service, failures of communication, and a general breakdown in the capacity to reason, then offers 101 solutions to these widespread problems, explaining simple techniques for improving the ability to think. This edition is expanded with 20 new suggestions for better thinking. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Updated, expanded with 20 new ways to think better, and highlighted with a new introduction, this is Steve Allen's humorous and provocative examination of contemporary thought--or lack of it--in our society. Allen explains the problem of fuzzy thinking in detail and proposes many remedies for good thinking, reading, writing, speaking, and, most importantly, reasoning.

Synopsis:

Updated and expanded with 20 new ways to think better, Steve Allen's humorous and provocative examination of contemporary thought--or lack of it--probes the depths of mass ignorance in thinking, speech, and actions that predominate today's society.

About the Author

Steve Allen (1921-2000) was known as television's renaissance man. He authored more than fifty books and composed over 8,500 songs. Allen was the creator and original host of the Tonight Show and the award-winning PBS series Meeting of Minds. You can learn more about this legendary entertainer by visiting his official Web site at SteveAllenonline.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781573922371
Author:
Allen, Steve
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Location:
Amherst, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Critical thinking
Subject:
Intellectual life
Subject:
Cognitive Psychology
Subject:
Thought and thinking
Subject:
Stupidity
Subject:
United States Intellectual life.
Subject:
Psychology-Cognitive Science
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
General Humor
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19980831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
390
Dimensions:
9.00x5.97x.95 in. 1.35 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Updated, expanded with 20 new ways to think better, and highlighted with a new introduction, this is Steve Allen's humorous and provocative examination of contemporary thought--or lack of it--in our society. Allen explains the problem of fuzzy thinking in detail and proposes many remedies for good thinking, reading, writing, speaking, and, most importantly, reasoning.
"Synopsis" by , Updated and expanded with 20 new ways to think better, Steve Allen's humorous and provocative examination of contemporary thought--or lack of it--probes the depths of mass ignorance in thinking, speech, and actions that predominate today's society.
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