Thursday, May 14, 2009

Monty Hall is out

A pleasant surprise arrived in the mail today: Jason Rosenhouse's new book, The Monty Hall Problem. I read a first draft of the book and found it excellent.

Alf van der Poorten says that the definition of a good book is that it mentions you. Under that criterion, this is a very good book indeed, as I appear on the back cover, giving the book an endorsement.

I recommend this book to anyone interested in probability.


Bayesian Bouffant, FCD said...

I went to to see if I could find a picture of the back cover, with your blurb on it. Unfortunately, the back cover was not one of the available images.

Since I was there, I clicked the "Surprise Me!" button for a random page. The page I got was "This page intentionally left blank." So it seems that door number two has a goat behind it.

Jason Rosenhouse said...

Thanks for the mention! And double thanks for the blurb. The official release date for the book is June 4, but the book can be advance ordered.

I tried the Surprise Me button and got a few pages from the middle of the book. So give it another try!