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Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt
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Apr 02, 2009

it was amazing
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Read in April, 2009

I got lucky with this book. It was a book club pick that I might not have discovered otherwise - this is a great reason to join a book club!

Levitt explores a mishmash of subjects in a number of cultures from drug dealers, to sumo wrestlers, to real estate sales people. What he does is use statistics to examine whether our typical way of thinking about these individuals and how they act can be proven (in more cases disproven) by using statistics.

The book is a series of fascinating anecdotes wrapped up with statistics to help us understand how they might be significant.

I couldn't devour this book fast enough. If you are analytical and curious about people, you will love this book. After reading this book, I moved on to the Tipping Point and found that to be a fascinating book and a very good pairing with this one.

Highly Recommended!
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