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Lying (Harris book)

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First edition
AuthorSam Harris
PublisherFour Elephants Press
Publication placeUnited States
Media typePrint
Preceded byThe Moral Landscape 
Followed byFree Will 

Lying is a 2011 long-form essay book by American author and neuroscience expert Sam Harris. Harris argues that we can radically simplify our lives and improve society by merely telling the truth in situations where others often lie.[1][2][3]


Jim Danielson of the Lincoln Journal Star praised Lying, writing, "One of the real values of reading this book is that it causes the reader to reflect on our own life and lies." He added, "This book is a quick read, but it is long on contemplating life."[4]


  1. ^ "Paleolibrarian: Book Review: Sam Harris' Lying". www.paleolibrarian.info. Archived from the original on August 21, 2014. Retrieved October 31, 2015.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  2. ^ Harris, Sam (September 27, 2011). "The Future of the Book". The Daily Beast. Retrieved September 27, 2016.
  3. ^ Harris, Sam (November 19, 2013). "Why Jimmy Kimmel's Lies Matter". The Daily Beast. Retrieved August 25, 2016.
  4. ^ Danielson, Jim (February 8, 2014). "Book review: 'Lying' by Sam Harris". Lincoln Journal Star. Retrieved August 25, 2016.

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