Freakonomics: The Most Interesting Book in the World

Have you ever thought, "What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common?"  What about, "Why do drug dealers still live with their moms?"  Or even, "What makes a perfect parent?"  If you have ever wondered about any of these things, which I doubt you have, you might want to.  These are legitimate questions that have very interesting answers.  Within the book Freakonomics, two "rogue" economists explore these challenging questions using there economic backgrounds and their will to find the answers for anything and everything.  Through the use of statistics and certain trends in the way people act, these two economists can figure out the answers to difficult and seemingly unimaginable questions.

When I started reading this book I thought it was going to be far fetched ideas and a kind of crazy people book preaching about the unknown, man was I surprised.  After the first chapter comparing teachers and sumo wrestlers I was hooked.  I couldn't put the book down.  This book is a must read for people who want to figure out how the world works and how two totally different things may be interconnected somehow.  The thirst for knowledge that these two men strived for, made for a great book that was also an easy read.  Usually with books that use equations and statistics it is easy to get lost.  But with Freakonomics it was quite easy to understand everything they were saying and you can follow along without getting left behind.  

I highly recommend this book!  Have there ever been any crazy questions you have wanted answered or ever thought about?  Maybe a far fetched idea?  That is what these men thought of and then put to the test.

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Comment by Amy Pine on March 30, 2012 at 11:27am

Do you like Malcom Gladwell's books too? If you are looking for some more nonfiction of this sort, you'd love Outliers or Blink.


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