How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens
By Benedict Carey
Random House, 254 pp., $27
If you're a procrastinator and you want to feel good about it, read this book. Carey's mission appears to be removing everyone's nose from the grindstone. In How We Learn, Carey, a popular science reporter for the New York Times, presents several findings that challenge the conviction that knowledge is won by hard work.
Some of his conclusions we've all heard bef