Out of Character

Surprising Truths About the Liar, Cheat, Sinner (And Saint) Lurking in All of Us

by David Desteno and Piercarlo Valdesolo

Hardcover, 259 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $25 | purchase

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Title
Out of Character
Subtitle
Surprising Truths About the Liar, Cheat, Sinner (And Saint) Lurking in All of Us
Author
David Desteno and Piercarlo Valdesolo

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A revelatory discussion of the unconscious psychological forces that cause people to become susceptible to negative behaviors explains how undesirable character traits and subjectivity to unhealthy vices can be overcome, in a report that cites the examples of famous politicians and celebrities.

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South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford admitted to having an extramarital affair in June 2009. Out of Character quotes his friend Tom Davis as saying, "I never would have expected something like this. This is not in character for Mark Sanford." Davis Turner/Getty Images hide caption

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