I just picked up this book from Barnes And Noble, and after reading through the first two chapters, I have to say that I love the book. I have a whole new appreciation for linguistics thanks to how he describes using verbs to ferret out details about how the human mind works. It’s a book that I definitely will have to read more than once to really grasp, though - it’s not light reading, to say the least.
I am a bit surprised to see that it apparently had a brief time on the New York Times Bestseller List, because I would not expect that a book as challenging as this would be palatable by enough people for it to sell well enough to get on that list.
But then again, maybe I’m just a bit slow?
Anyway, here’s a TED talk in which Pinker gives a brief overview of the book: