I had a great time at the RSA yesterday, giving a talk on the theme of 'Necessary Lies'. It's a wonderful place and the audience was fantastic, asking great questions in the discussion afterwards. You can listen to a recording of the event here.
Rather belatedly, I should like to draw the world's attention to the latest review, which appeared in The Times last Saturday (paywall). Here are the last few lines:
Ian Leslie contends that lying is not a perversion of our nature, it’s central to it. It is neither a design flaw nor a glitch, but necessary to our mental stability and social behaviour. His range of references is fascinating, from saints to sinners, from psychologists to psychopaths. I loved the irony and ingenuity of this book — would I lie to you?
Born Liars is still half-price at Amazon. And even cheaper in e-book form.