Are you a victim?

(of statistical cheating and persuasive misdirection)

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Truth, Lies and Statistics
  • Did you know that pirates caused global warming, and that a statistical lie gave rise to one of the fastest growing religions on the planet? Probably not – you might have missed the memo that day.
  • Did you also know that organic food is the real cause of autism, and that Mexican lemons are a major cause of deaths on American roads? They’re true, honest – and this book has got the stats to prove it.

Best of all:

  • No technical or statistical jargon – it is written in plain English
  • Packed with visually intuitive examples
  • And, above all, it's great fun!

Are you being taken for a fool?

A roller coaster of a book in 8 witty chapters, this might just be the most entertaining statistics book you’ll read this year.

It will show you how politicians, journalists and corporations manipulate their statistics so you believe what they want you to believe.

If you don't want to be taken for a fool again, get this book and discover how the statistical hustlers manipulate and misrepresent data for political or commercial gain – and often get away with it.

Pirates, cats, Mexican lemons and North Carolina lawyers. Cheese consumption, margarine and drowning by falling out of fishing boats. This book has got it all.

Lee Baker - CEO Chi-Squared Innovations

About the author

Lee Baker is an award-winning software creator. With decades of experience in science, statistics and artificial intelligence, he has a passion for telling stories with data. Insisting that data analysis is much simpler than we think it is, he authors friendly, easy-to-understand books that teach the fundamentals of data analysis and statistics. As the CEO of Chi-Squared Innovations, one day he’d like to retire to do something simpler, like crocodile wrestling.

Dr. Lee Baker

"My mission is to unleash your inner data ninja."

Truth Lies and Statistics book


In this eye-opening book, you'll discover the key tricks used by statistical hustlers to deceive, hoodwink and dupe the unwary.

Written as a layman’s guide to lying, cheating and deceiving with data and statistics, there’s not a dull page in sight!

Discover the exciting world of statistical cheating and persuasive misdirection.

Chi-Squared Innovations