Ok, I may have gotten a bit carried away with the title. But really, this book has changed my way of thinking about everyday problems.
Algorithms to Live By is an enlightening read. It helped me look at life through a prism of a problem solver. Suddenly everything we do can be looked at as a problem waiting to be solved. From sorting my collections, to choosing whether to eat at a new restaurant or an old favorite… It can all be mathematically analyzed – and this book helps you reach the answer.
Unlike many algorithm books, this isn’t a heavy read. Quite the opposite. With fun, relatable examples, it pulls you in and gets your brain buzzing. It won’t leave you hanging, either, because the answers are handed to you in a clear way. It almost makes you wish you had a problem you could apply all this new knowledge to.
Sadly, I lost my copy at an airport while traveling. I’m hoping it made for a nice read to somebody else. I’m definitely getting another copy, though. This is one I want on my shelf.
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