May 13th was a busy Friday the 13th for me. I made television appearances on NBCNewsNow show Morning News Now and on the Newsy channel. There is no tape of the Newsy appearance, but you can watch the NBCNewsNow clip in the tweet below.
It’s Friday the 13th, which some believe is an especially unlucky date.
— NBC News NOW (@NBCNewsNow) May 13, 2022
My appearance on KNX News Radio in Los Angeles can be heard here. The conversation was lots of fun and somewhat raucous.
This week I appeared on the Michael Shermer Show to discuss my new book The Uses of Delusion: Why It’s Not Always Rational to Be Rational. I have known Michael for a while, and our discussion was very wide-ranging and fun. You can watch the YouTube version of it here.
Undoubtedly as a result of my appearance on Michael Shermer’s show, my book rose to #1 on the Amazon list of New Releases in Psychology on May 17, which was quite a thrill. It has bounced around a bit since then, but it was at #4 on May 18 and #2 on May 19. I don’t really know what all this means, but I like the interpretation offered in a tweet by my colleague Chris French below:
It means you can officially and honestly say that your book is an Amazon bestseller! Nice one!
— Chris French 🇺🇦 (@chriscfrench) May 18, 2022
Thank you, Chris! I will follow your suggestion.
That’s it for now!