Failure by Stuart Firestein Oxford University press, due out Oct 1, 2015

Unfortunately I couldn’t finish this book. Got through about 4 chapters before I gave up. There’s a quote by Enrico Fermi, to paraphrase, success means you confirm a theory failure means a discovery. That’s basically the book, make it through a few chapters but it was too repetitive for me to finish the book. I love science, but there was nothing new here for me. I had high expectations due to the subject matter and his previous book “Ignorance: How It Drives Science” but it’s clear now I should have started with book with lowered expectations. That’s about all I can say.