Freakonomics-- Levitt & Dubner

This book was assigned to me to read, sort of. We were given a list of about six books and could choose anyone we wanted to read. Well, Freakonomics sounded the most interesting.

First off, the chapter titles are hilarious. They include:
--------What schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? (chapter one)
--------Why is the Ku Klux Klan like a bunch of real estate agents? (chapter two)
--------Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? (chapter three)

And the answers to these questions are very… interesting.

This book explores “the hidden side of everything” and lets you know how things work, economically. I found that the last chapter on names vs. success was particularly interesting.

It’s not a boring read, at least not to me, it's a very clever and witty book. So it’s not your typical nonfiction (sorry nonfiction).

However. There is some language in the book. Whenever they quote someone they tend to swear in the quote. And it’s not minor swearing either. If you want to avoid this just skip the chapter on drug dealers and part of the KKK chapter.

There ya go.

~Enna Isilee

Coming soon, a review on How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff.


  1. Sounds... strange, but kewel.

  2. Yes, what ennagirl said : ) The cover is definitely eye-catching ;D

  3. I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH! My amazing history teacher talked about it in class this year, but my Dad read it when it came out, so I had already skimmed it. Yes, the swearing is intense. The Tipping Point is supposedly a good book similar to this.


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