Careful: A User's Guide to Our Injury-Prone Minds by Steve Casner

Careful: A User's Guide to Our Injury-Prone Minds

-Gripping, page-turning material . . . a new way of thinking about survival in a world filled with hazards and distractions.- --Charles Duhigg, author of Smarter Faster Better and The Power of Habit A safety expert reveals why few of us are as careful as we think we are, and what we can do about it. The modern world can be a dangerous place, filled with fast cars, smartpho...

Title:Careful: A User's Guide to Our Injury-Prone Minds
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ISBN:1524777153
Edition Language:English

Careful: A User's Guide to Our Injury-Prone Minds Reviews

  • Lauren

    This was an interesting and surprisingly witty book that justified all the paranoid behaviors I already have. Lots of scary statistics but also practical ideas about how to be safer.

    *I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway.

  • Pat

    This book strengthened my already strong inclinations to avoid preventable injuries and to help family and friends do likewise. The style is clear and conversational. I heartily recommend it.

  • Dlmrose

    3.5

  • David Webber

    I knew I was in trouble when early in the book I see, "In a recent study, my colleague...found that while driving on open stretches of road, drivers spend significant amounts of their time engaged in what we call mind wandering or task-unrelated thought." Really.

    Statistics are simply presented, usually combined with a corollary from the aviation world, since the author reminds us he is a pilot. No cutting edge psychology here, but instead only simple advice you probably already know and a thoro

    I knew I was in trouble when early in the book I see, "In a recent study, my colleague...found that while driving on open stretches of road, drivers spend significant amounts of their time engaged in what we call mind wandering or task-unrelated thought." Really.

    Statistics are simply presented, usually combined with a corollary from the aviation world, since the author reminds us he is a pilot. No cutting edge psychology here, but instead only simple advice you probably already know and a thorough rehashing of past topics like safety near pools, power tools and texting while driving.

  • Antonio Nunez

    A very common-sensical book that shows how our minds are much less keen and observing than we think and how easy it would be for disaster to strike at all times. Some parts of the book are chilling, like those describing accidents that impact children. He has convinced me of the merits of lists to prepare for various activities. Also, I will never again walk around near traffic with my earphones on, nor will i ride a taxi without a seatbelt on. I won't remove my seatbelt in the plane whenever I'

    A very common-sensical book that shows how our minds are much less keen and observing than we think and how easy it would be for disaster to strike at all times. Some parts of the book are chilling, like those describing accidents that impact children. He has convinced me of the merits of lists to prepare for various activities. Also, I will never again walk around near traffic with my earphones on, nor will i ride a taxi without a seatbelt on. I won't remove my seatbelt in the plane whenever I'm sitting down. And I will start taking tai chi classes in a few years, since tai chi is the perfect sport for people over 70 who don't want to become casualties by falling down. All in all a necessary if upsetting read.

  • Wellington

    3.5 stars Mostly this book left me worried and scared of all the decisions I make in my daily life. It was an enjoyable read and I appreciating Steve self-depreciating sense of humor.

    Now, I'd like to think that I'll be a little more careful in my daily activities. Steve seems to think that I will most likely just return to my usual activities and land myself in the Darwin Awards.

  • Rachel Blakeman

    This is 2.5 star review. I'm one of those people who always wears a helmet when biking so I'm clearly someone who prioritizes safety and was looking forward to finding out new information on how to be safer. Unfortunately I didn't really learn anything I didn't already know. Perhaps I learned some new ways to think about safety (and some fun new descriptions) but in sum you'll get everything you need to know in the first 90 pages. Lots of stories and interesting statistics but I can't say I'm go

    This is 2.5 star review. I'm one of those people who always wears a helmet when biking so I'm clearly someone who prioritizes safety and was looking forward to finding out new information on how to be safer. Unfortunately I didn't really learn anything I didn't already know. Perhaps I learned some new ways to think about safety (and some fun new descriptions) but in sum you'll get everything you need to know in the first 90 pages. Lots of stories and interesting statistics but I can't say I'm going to be safer now than I was before I read it.

  • Amy

    This is a great book about public and personal safety issues. Well researched and presented in an engaging, thoughtful way.

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