Aug 19, 2008 12:09 PM
We know what you're thinking: I spend two hours a day in traffic. In what demented world would I want to read about it? But, (trust us), Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do ($15) is a witty, wise, insightful read. Jam packed (you see what we did there?) with ridiculous facts, like that up to 70 percent of urban traffic is just people looking for parking. Learn why the other lane seems faster, how our driving eyes deceive us and much more in this gem of a book by Tom Vanderbilt.