An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments: Learn the Lost Art of Making Sense


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$15.95  $14.83
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8.2 X 7.2 X 0.4 inches | 0.75 pounds
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About the Author

Ali Almossawi is an alumnus of MIT's engineering systems division and Carnegie Mellon's school of computer science. His books include An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments, An Illustrated Book of Loaded Language, and Bad Choices. His writing has appeared in publications such as Wired. He works and lives in San Francisco.
Alejandro Giraldo holds a degree in graphic design from UPB Medellín and a master's in art direction from ELISAVA (the Barcelona School of Design and Engineering). He runs the clothing company Velmost and works as a freelance illustrator. He lives in Medellín, Colombia.


An Indie Bestseller

"Wonderfully digestible . . . I can't think of a better way to be taught or reintroduced to these fundamental notions of logical discourse. A delightful little book."--Aaron Koblin, creative director, Google's Data Arts team

"I love this illustrated book of bad arguments. A flawless compendium of flaws."--Alice Roberts, PhD, anatomist, writer, and presenter of The Incredible Human Journey

"A whimsical, straightforward primer . . . a guide to how to strengthen--and how not to weaken--your arguments."--Shelf Awareness, starred review

"A very good book every scientist should have. Every scholar, really."--Hope Jahren, author of Lab Girl

"This little book takes a potentially ponderous subject (logical fallacies) and makes it wonderfully entertaining."--Omaha World-Herald

"Bad arguments, great illustrations . . . gorgeous."--Cory Doctorow,

"[A] handsome newcomer's guide to the world of logic . . . Almossawi and his McSweeney's-ready artist Giraldo accessibly tackle such classic subjects as circular reasoning, false dilemma, straw man, appeal to ignorance, and genetic fallacy . . . an attractive, substantive read."--John Wenzel, Denver Post blog

"Seriously, An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments should be on every school curriculum. Twitter will be a more civil place."--Kevin Tang,

"A great primer for anyone looking to understand logical fallacies . . . Pass it along to the arguers--good and bad--in your life."--Lauren Davis,

"Now more than ever, you need this illustrated guide to bad arguments, faulty logic, and silly rhetoric."--Dan Solomon, Fast Company magazine online

"Share [this book] with your friends. Encourage your family members to flip through it. Casually leave copies in public places."--Jenny Bristol,

"[A] wonderful primer on the logical fallacies that have been screwing up our thinking . . . since shortly after the invention of dirt."--Ron Kretsch,