What’s Right About Being Wrong?


    Hour 2


    [REBROADCAST] Can error be a gift and occasionally transformative? Our guest, writer KATHRYN SCHULZ was wrong when she started the process of writing her first book on human error after success as a magazine contributor and PEW fellow. She says she thought she knew how to write a book because she had read plenty of them and had written many articles to support her confidence. It wasn’t easy and she was wrong. She figured it out, corrected herself and four years later she has created, “Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error.” She looks at how humans that err find it gratifying to be right and how mistakes deeply affect relationships – neighbors, co-workers, families and nations.

    Check out her “The Wrong Stuff” blog on Slate.com:


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