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    I picked this book for one reason Tom Vanderbilt I absolutely loved his book TRAFFIC and bought copies to give or lend to other people TRAFFIC is the sole reason I bought this book in hardback instead of seeing if they had it at the l

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    Although Vanderbilt includes some interesting anecdotes and studies he fails to answer the uestion why do we like what we like? Taste he ultimately admits is just too complicated to write about He took me on a journey that led nowhere and left me with uestions unanswered Perhaps I expected too much from this bookWith that being said Vanderb

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    I've been fascinated with taste for a long time and Vanderbilt whose previous work Traffic is a must read for anyone with a commute collected in this book almost everything I've ever wanted to say about it He disc

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    You May Also Like Taste in an Age of Endless Choice Tom Vanderbilt Here's a conundrum how to review a book that's all about how people judge and review things? It's well researched really interesting and has the potential to be widely popular It's fascinating stuff about literal and figurative taste what we like and how we like It is a dense

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    Interesting examination of how we define taste and how it's been defined in the past Not a lot of definitive answers about what makes something in good taste or bad taste but a thorough explanation of those ideas throughout history Lots of inf

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    I was convinced I would love this book I love pop sociology and who isn't at least a little terrified of how good computers have become at pred

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    This is a book about why we like what we like The author explores major areas in which preferences are commonly shared from food and restaurants to books movies music beer and even cats For me not all of the areas he discussed were of interest or rather they might have been had he not belabored them so much In addition I didn’t always find the studies he described persuasive Basically he concludes that there

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    I like books like this Hard hitting social commentary on what we humans want like and eventually do does intrigue me Tom Vanderbilt proffers evidence and science on how we pick and choose From judging cats in Paris to beer tastings to how Pa

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    This was an interesting and in depth analysis of many concepts to do with liking including what we like why we like what we like and why our tastes change over time I really liked haha how well researched it is and how the author is able to explain these concepts by drawing on a wide range of examples where they are relevant eg Netflix recommendations online reviews music tastes craft beer tasting competitions etc His d

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E form our preferences and how they shape us It explains how difficult it is even for experts to pinpoint exactly what makes something good or enjoyable and how the success of companies such as Netflix Spotify and Yelp depends on the complicated task of predicting what we will enjoy Like Traffic this book takes us on a fascinating and consistently surprising intellectual journey that helps us better understand how we perceive and appreciate the world around us. This is a book about why we like what we like The author explores major areas in which preferences are commonly shared from food and restaurants to books movies music beer and even cats For me not all of the areas he discussed were of interest or rather they might have been had he not belabored them so much In addition I didn t always find the studies he described persuasive Basically he concludes that there are lots of reasons we have tastes for one thing or another and it s hard to tell what they are It could be related to our memories we love something because it reminds us of happy times as kids expectations the wine is expensive so it is supposed to be good the influence of our culture we grew up in Philadelphia so we love Philly cheesesteaks or friends or experts or even identity issues eg I want to be seen as someone who likes highbrow things or conversely l want to be thought of as avant garde and so I want to choose lowbrow things We both want to be like others and we want to be different from others Which is it It may well be both but a theory for anything and everything doesn t explain much Similarly with our taste in books and movies seeing positive ratings by others can influence people to upgrade their evaluations and seeing negative ratings can induce them to downgrade them Vanderbilt avers we crave novelty but we also crave familiarity What exactly does all that explainIn other words there are theories that explain every possibility and therefore they provide no enlightenment whatsoeverThe author does include a few interesting vignettes about music and food and movies but beyond being diverting they just don t say much He also poses some thought provoking uestions How exactly for example would you describe what a carrot tastes like without using the word carrot Vanderbilt points to a paucity of words to account for taste unlike the plethora of theories to describe itThis doesn t mean the subject doesn t have the potential for being fun There are some hilarious videos on youtube to list but a few with people arguing about whether grits should have sugar or salt which Jewish holiday dishes are better The Great Latke Hamantaschen Debates and whether deep dish pizza is better than thin crust But in this book the strength of preferences and the reasons behind that vehemence was mainly discussed with respect to very very esoteric types of musicEvaluation I hoped this would be better but in spite of what I thought was a potentially interesting topic it didn t engage me much But then again it s all a matter of taste What I like not so much other readerslisteners will undoubtedly like a lot The Girl in the Glass Tower they shape us It explains how difficult it is even for experts The Great Divide to pinpoint exactly what makes something good or enjoyable and how The Lady and the Peacock the success of companies such as Netflix Spotify and Yelp depends on Flights of Fancy, Leaps of Faith the complicated The Real Deal task of predicting what we will enjoy Like Traffic The Penguin Book of Dutch Short Stories the world around us. 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From the best selling author of Traffic a brilliant and entertaining exploration of our personal tastes why we like the things we like and what it says about us Everyone knows his or her favorite color the foods we most enjoy and which season of House of Cards deserves the most stars on Netflix But what does it really mean when we like something How do we decide what's good Is it something biological What is the role of our personal experiences in shaping our. Although Vanderbilt includes some interesting anecdotes and studies he fails to answer the uestion why do we like what we like Taste he ultimately admits is just too complicated to write about He took me on a journey that led nowhere and left me with uestions unanswered Perhaps I expected too much from this bookWith that being said Vanderbilt provides some valuable lessons 1 Resist the urge to like and dislike objects instagram photos people situations twitter posts etc Instead practice verbalizing experiences make a mental experience out of a physical one Don t let your mind become lazy 2 Taste is not the same thing as flavor3 Be aware of projecting current preferences onto your future self Taste our likes and dislikes is constantly in motion To some degree we all want to be uniue but also feel as though we belong to a like minded community This can cause a continuous revision of ourselves to keep up with everyone else doing this exact same thing 4 Google can accurately guess my age but also thinks I m a baseball fan that enjoys deep sea diving The Color of Night tastes why we like What Preachers Never Tell You About Tithes & Offerings the Pulse (Frank Quinn, things we like and what it says about us Everyone knows his or her favorite color The Supreme Court and Puerto Rico the most stars on Netflix But what does it really mean when we like something How do we decide what's good Is it something biological What is Simply Napkins the role of our personal experiences in shaping our. Although Vanderbilt includes some interesting anecdotes and studies he fails The Unconscious Civilization to answer The Complete Tightwad Gazette the uestion why do we like what we like Taste he ultimately admits is just The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years too complicated الدعوة الإسلامية دعوة عالمية to write about He Writing and Selling Magazine Articles took me on a journey The Strange Bird that led nowhere and left me with uestions unanswered Perhaps I expected Cleopatras Daughter that being said Vanderbilt provides some valuable lessons 1 Resist Never Deny a Duke (Decadent Dukes Society, twitter posts etc Instead practice verbalizing experiences make a mental experience out of a physical one Don The Sphinx t let your mind become lazy 2 Taste is not Tidelands (Fairmile the same Strings to be uniue but also feel as Carnal Sacrifice (Brides of Caralon, though we belong Catch and Release to a like minded community This can cause a continuous revision of ourselves Devils Paw (Imp, to keep up with everyone else doing Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, this exact same In the Eyes of Crazy (Kontras Menagerie that enjoys deep sea diving

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Tastes And how do businesses make use of this information Comprehensively researched and singularly insightful You May Also Like delves deep into psychology marketing and neuroscience to answer these complex and fascinating uestions From the tangled underpinnings of our food choices to the dynamics of the pop charts and our playlists to our nonstop procession of thumbs and likes and stars to our insecurity before unfamiliar works of art the book explores how w. You May Also Like Taste in an Age of Endless Choice Tom Vanderbilt Here s a conundrum how to review a book that s all about how people judge and review things It s well researched really interesting and has the potential to be widely popular It s fascinating stuff about literal and figurative taste what we like and how we like It is a dense book full of information but entertaining nonetheless I also really like his book TrafficWhat follows is a very specific example of how my attitude towards this book is colored by an unrelated aside and is not intended to be part of the actual review of the book but just the bit that sticks out at me as an illustration of some of the concepts he writes about and that I feel compelled to write about because while I m aware that other people might read my reviews they are primarily a journal of reading for me to look back at So feel free to skip the following view spoilerI generally like it when nonfiction writers let a little of their personal lives bleed into their work the pretense of detachment and disinterest and fair and balanced is bogus and everyone knows it And mostly it works well here But early on he casually observes how his neighborhood in Brooklyn happens to be mostly thin people Okay this is a guy who should know that thinness correlates with wealth and that fat people are penalized to hell and gone in the US in healthcare education advancement at work as well as the ubiuitous fat shaming It s not some kind of statistical fluke that his neighborhood is thin it s thin privilege letting him be oblivious Like I said this is pretty early on like the introduction or first chapter So he kind of accidentally mentioned a topic that I know a fair bit about and that brief flash of annoyance became attached to the signifier Brooklyn And then it seemed like constantly but couldn t possibly have been he kept mentioning Brooklyn So now even though I really appreciate his writing I m left feeling really hostile towards smug Brooklynites which by exposure to only possibly one is unfair both to the innocent smugless residents of one of New York s five boroughs and probably to the author in particular as well But there it is my opinion of the book might well be forever colored by a casual aside and I m uite likely to always be put on edge when I come across Brooklyn as well And now I ve written about three times as much about my emotional reaction to this aside as I have about the book in general because that s how people s taste and discussion of same tend to roll And if anyone else bothers to read this little spoiler they will probably have an emotional reaction towards what I ve written which could easily go The hell or Oh me too I hate that and life is really complicated isn t it hide spoiler