Maria Konnikova is a journalist, professional poker player, and author of the new book The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win.
“I do think that writing and psychology are so closely interlinked. The connections between the human mind and writing are in some ways the same thing. If you’re a good writer, you have to be a good, intuitive psychologist. You have to understand people, observe them, and really figure out what makes them tick.”
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[13:30] Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes (2013)
[14:15] Longform Podcast #324: Malcolm Gladwell
[16:30] "When Authors Disown Their Work, Should Readers Care?" (The Atlantic • August 2012)
[16:30] "Is Huckleberry Finn's ending really lacking? Not if you're talking psychology." (Scientific American • October 2012)
[19:45] The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It . . . Every Time (2017)
[23:15] The Grift Podcast
[34:45] Rounders (1998)