Plays Well with Others: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know about Relationships Is (Mostly) Wrong


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4.85 X 10.6 X 1.1 inches | 0.98 pounds

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About the Author

Eric Barker is the creator of the blog Barking Up the Wrong Tree, which presents science-based answers and expert insight on how to be awesome at life. His work has been mentioned in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic Monthly, TIME magazine, The Week, and Business Insider. He is a former Hollywood screenwriter, having worked on projects for Walt Disney Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, and Revolution Studios. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and holds an MBA from Boston College and a Master of Fine Arts from UCLA.


Reading Plays Well With Others is like having a hard conversation about relationships with your smartest, funniest friend. Eric Barker's wit and explanatory powers shine through every page.--David Epstein, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
An entire branch of social science can be summed up in one phrase: Other people matter. From our highest highs to our lowest lows, our relationships to other people determine our happiness and well-being. In this humorous and profound book, Eric Barker distills what we know about how to make our most important relationships flourish. Plays Well With Others will revitalize your life."--Daniel H. Pink, #1 New York Times bestselling author of When, Drive, and To Sell Is Human
Barker's wide-eyed curiosity and intellectual openness make him an ideal tour guide. The result is a fascinating, myth-busting look at relationships.--Publishers Weekly
"...[a] playful exploration of human relationships...Smart, yet funny, Barker frequently draws from scientifically backed studies, yet the tone is always humorous and conversational."--Library Journal