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2. SUPERFREAKONOMICS


TITLE: SuperFreakonomics (Illustrated Edition)
AUTHOR: Levitt, Dubner
PUBLISHED: 2010

PAGES: 235 (not including endnotes)
FINISHED: January 18th, 2011

SUMMARY: SuperFreakonomics is based on all-new, revolutionary research and original studies in economics by Steven Levitt. Want to know if car seats really are effective, or why suicide bombers should buy life insurance? Freakonomics attempts to answer these questions. SuperFreakonomics was a New York Times Book Review Notable Book, a Globe and Mail bestseller, a Book Sense Book of the year, a Quill Award winner for the Best Business Book and a finalist for the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the year.

NOTES: This book was a fun read, but the conclusions they reach need to be taken with a grain of salt. The stories are supported with anecdote more than actual statistics, but the book was entertaining, nonetheless. Visually, the book is stunning - the way they incorporate the graphs and images into the pages is interesting and innovative.

RATING OUT OF 5: ★ ★ ★ 1/2
2 / 50

627/15000 (4.18%)


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