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Southern Miss Alumnus to Hold Book Signing Nov. 3 in Hattiesburg

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David McRaney, a 2007 University of Southern Mississippi graduate and current Director of New Media at WDAM-TV, will sign copies of his new book, “You Are Not So Smart,” from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3 at Books-A-Million in Hattiesburg.

“This has been a wild ride these last two years,” said McRaney, a 2004 graduate of Jones County Junior College. “I started a blog about self-delusion as a side project and it became very popular in a short period of time. I used all the tools I learned at JCJC, Southern Miss, in newspapers and then in new media to put together something which spoke to my passions in psychology. People responded well to it, and the book deal came soon after.”

Released by Penguin’s subsidiary, Gotham Publishing, “You Are Not So Smart” sheds light on dozens of lies people tell themselves every day. From why we love our Macs to why we have too many friends on Facebook to how fallible our memory is, McRaney reveals the groundbreaking psychology research that explains our decision-making.

The book answers questions like: Why can’t we seem to break that bad habit? Why are group projects always a pain? And why are first impressions so hard to overcome?

For more information about McRaney and his new book, visit www.youarenotsosmart.com