The Power of Habit
by Charles Duhigg
Genre: Non Fiction
Synopsis: A young woman walks into a laboratory. Over the past two years, she has transformed almost every aspect of her life. She has quit smoking, run a marathon, and been promoted at work. The patterns inside her brain, neurologists discover, have fundamentally changed.
Review: I love psychology and this book immediately grabbed me during the first section because it was all about brain research and what the brain looks like when habits are formed. That to me was very interesting to read. I was really hooked for a while. The author split the book into 3 sections: how habits affect people, how they affect business and how they affect societies. After a while the book seemed to get a little redundant. At times I had a hard time figuring out how the content the author was writing about related to habits. At the very end (the last page or so) the author tied everything together. There was also an appendix that talked about how you can change your habits which I found to be very informative and I wish there had been more of that in the book. The book dealt more with how habits are formed and the science behind them rather than how to change habits. It was a good read but I don't think it would be a book that everyone would find interesting. I think it is for a specific audience.
Rating: 3 1/2 stars