How to Lie with Statistics

Darrell Huff (Author), Irving Geis (Illustrated by)


Over Half a Million Copies Sold--an Honest-to-Goodness Bestseller

Darrell Huff runs the gamut of every popularly used type of statistic, probes such things as the sample study, the tabulation method, the interview technique, or the way the results are derived from the figures, and points up the countless number of dodges which are used to full rather than to inform.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • October 1993
  • ISBN 978-0-393-31072-6
  • 5.5 × 8.3 in / 144 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide including Canada, but excluding the British Commonwealth.

    Endorsements & Reviews

    “A hilarious exploration of mathematical mendacity…. Every time you pick it up, what happens? Bang goes another illusion!” — The New York Times

    “In one short take after another, Huff picks apart the ways in which marketers use statistics, charts, graphics and other ways of presenting numbers to baffle and trick the public. The chapter “How to Talk Back to a Statistic” is a brilliant step-by-step guide to figuring out how someone is trying to deceive you with data.” — Wall Street Journal

    “Illustrator and author pool their considerable talents to provide light lively reading and cartoon far which will entertain, really inform, and take the wind out of many an overblown statistical sail.” — Library Journal

    “A pleasantly subversive little book, guaranteed to undermine your faith in the almighty statistic.” — Atlantic

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