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Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives

 
 
 
 
Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives
Author: Nicholas A. Christakis - James H. Fowler
ISBN 13: 9780316036146
ISBN 10: 316036145
Edition: First Edition first Print
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication Date: 2009-09-28
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 352
List Price: $39.99
 
 

Your colleague's husband's sister can make you fat, even if you don't know her. A happy neighbor has more impact on your happiness than a happy spouse. These startling revelations of how much we truly influence one another are revealed in the studies of Drs. Christakis and Fowler, which have repeatedly made front-page news nationwide.

In CONNECTED, the authors explain why emotions are contagious, how health behaviors spread, why the rich get richer, even how we find and choose our partners. Intriguing and entertaining, CONNECTED overturns the notion of the individual and provides a revolutionary paradigm-that social networks influence our ideas, emotions, health, relationships, behavior, politics, and much more. It will change the way we think about every aspect of our lives.

The New York Times - Scott Stossel

In their writing, [Christakis and Fowler] are endearingly excitable, ranging enthusiastically across science and culture to find gee-whiz insights and unexpected results that support their arguments.