Book Review Title: "The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone -- Especially Ourselves" Author: Dan Ariely Publisher: HarperCollins, 2012: 304 pages; $26.99 Many people experience real estate transactions as riddled with suspicions of dishonesty. Is your home's seller being honest and forthcoming about any "issues" the house has? What about your agent? Is she honestly representing how good a deal this property is? Are the comparable homes she presents you the most representative, or are they skewed? But few people are as aware of what I see as the No. 1 dishonesty-related threat to their real estate dealings: their dishonesty to themselves about everything from how much house they can handle to how much house they can afford. Dan Ariely, the Duke University professor best known for his books on irrationality, is back to tackle the topics of dishonesty and cheating, what causes them, and how they show up in the more complex context ...
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