The Book of Noteworthy ‘Why’ Questions

Are you curious? David Ritchey brings you a book of some noteworthy “Why” questions you may have wondered about your whole life!


Different people have different levels of curiosity. Some people are generally curious (about anything and everything), some are personally curious (about things that pertain specifically to themselves), and some are incurious (just taking things as they come without thinking much about them). For people who are generally curious, it doesn’t matter whether or not the subject matter is directly relevant to them. They just like to learn for the sake of learning. They are inclined to be more interested in “why” and “how” questions than in “who,” “what,” “when” and “where” questions because the former lead to further questions whereas the latter usually just lead to a single datum of information. This book, which is comprised of general-interest “why” questions and their answers, is written primarily for those who are insatiably curious.


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1 review for The Book of Noteworthy ‘Why’ Questions

  1. Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite

    Curious people are always seeking to learn something new and they try to gain knowledge by engaging in conversations where they commit fully to the exchange and even switch off their cell phones so that there are no interruptions. The Book Of Noteworthy ‘Why’ Questions by David Ritchey is an engaging book that addresses the different levels of curiosity different people have, which are determined partly by genetics and partly by environmental factors. This book addresses the insatiable curiosity of readers who always have ‘why’ questions and are looking for answers to them. The ‘why’ questions and the answers to them are interesting and fascinating, where readers understand the need of humans to find meaning and purpose so that they can give value to their existence.

    The topic is fascinating and the book gives answers to a lot of questions that ignite the curiosity of readers. It is said the most Googled ‘why’ question kids are always asking is ‘why is the sky blue?’ To make it easy for readers, David Ritchey has divided the chapters. Chapter 1 is about the ‘Why Questions About Physical Sciences’, Chapter 2 is about the ‘Why Questions About Biological Sciences’, Chapter 3 addresses the ‘Why Questions About Social Sciences’, Chapter 4 explains to readers the ‘Why Questions About Formal Sciences’, and the last chapter is about ‘Why Are We Here?’ This way it is easy for readers to easily find what they are looking for instead of going through all the chapters. The author has chosen an interesting subject and he makes it entertaining by keeping the answers crisp, simple, and straightforward. The Book Of Noteworthy ‘Why’ Questions will appeal to readers from all age groups to enhance their knowledge and satiate their curiosity.

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About the Author

After being educated in economics at Yale University, David Ritchey served five years as an officer in the U.S. Navy, including a year in Vietnam. Back in civilian life, he initially became a businessman as he had been trained but, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, he dropped out, got a divorce, moved to a remote old stone farmhouse and took up fine art photography as his vocation, winning over 60 awards during the next fifteen years.

During that period, he became fascinated with the psychology and neurology of both creativity and metaphysics and returned to school to train as a psychotherapist. During his fifteen years of clinical practice specializing in hypnotherapy, he undertook a twelve-year project to research and write about such subjects and his first book, The H.I.S.S. of the A.S.P., was published in 2003. Writing proved to be every bit as rewarding as photography and became his primary vocation. Being an inveterate learner, he focused on non-fiction subjects, enjoying the research as much as the writing. His more than forty published works have won over 25 literary awards. His books can be found at and online book stores.

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His avocations have included scuba diving, sailing, skiing, tennis, golf, gardening, woodworking, dogs, magic, bridge, and Scrabble. He has two adult children, Harper and Mac, and one almost-adult grandchild, Brendan. He lives in historic Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and spends most of his time either writing or engaging in stimulating conversations over restaurant meals with close friends.


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