With the same user-friendly, quirky, and perceptive approach that made Innumeracy
a bestseller, John Allen Paulos travels though the pages of the daily
newspaper showing how math and numbers are a key element in many of the
articles we read every day. From the Senate, SATs, and sex, to crime,
celebrities, and cults, he takes stories that may not seem to involve
mathematics at all and demonstrates how a lack of mathematical
knowledge can hinder our understanding of them.