Inside the Surprising Science of Infectious Behaviors & Viral Emotions & What They Tell Us About Ourselves

HarperWave / June 27, 2017

“Deft in his analysis, ultimately Kravetz surrenders to the complexity of the human condition and reveals a profoundly simple truth: we are the solution we are looking for.”
   — Julie Lythcott-HaimsNew York Times bestselling author of How to Raise an Adult
“A striking argument, and cogent warning, in the age of going viral. This tale is worth catching!”
   — Jonah BergerNew York Times bestselling author of Contagious
“A wise and searching book, bristling with restless intelligence. Though Strange Contagion starts with tragedy, it refuses to linger there, instead opening up into questions of community, resilience, and just what it is we owe to one another.”
   — Daniel SmithNew York Times bestselling author of Monkey Mind
Strange Contagion is social science that reads like a mystery, and the story it tells could not be more important or more timely.”
   — Michael Sokolove, author of Drama High

“A must-read for every parent, teacher, leader, and policy maker who wants to promote the spread of helpful thoughts and actions, and mitigate against harmful ones.”
   — Kristina Rizga, author of Mission High 


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