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Two Lucky People: Memoirs

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  56 ratings  ·  7 reviews
In Two Lucky People, Rose and Milton Friedman provide a memorable and lively account of their lives, the people they knew, and the work they shared. Their involvement with world leaders and many of this century's most important public policy issues moves their memoir beyond the merely personal and makes fascinating reading for anyone interested in the history of twentieth- ...more
Paperback, 667 pages
Published June 1st 1999 by University Of Chicago Press (first published 1998)
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Tisha (IG: Bluestocking629)
Sep 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Let’s face it, at 589 pages (not including the appendices) you are not going to be reading this book unless you are a huge fan of Milton Friedman.

If you are a true fan of Milton, let me tell you about this book. You are basically getting two memoirs and so much more, for the price of one.

The first portion will be obvious: Milton on economics. There is a great deal of name dropping, but not in a bad way. Merely in an informative way. What a brilliant man. He really had a handle on it.

The second
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Luka
Apr 03, 2020 rated it it was ok
I consider Milton Friedman to be one of my role models but I did not enjoy this book whatsoever. I read 400 pages out of 600 and simply could not take it anymore. Milton and Rose both had without a doubt an interesting life but the book goes on and on about uninteresting details and I am not a fan of the dual narrative structure in which the the book was written in

I really enjoyed their travel stories and was glad that they visited my home country - Yugoslavia at the time, but this 600 page boo
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Frederick Hammill
Jun 16, 2018 rated it did not like it
The book left out a lot of crucial details. Skip it and read Wikipedia instead.
Suzie Quint
Apr 03, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
This is a hard book to rate. It's a dual autobiography by Milton & Rose Friedman, but it's nothing like the biographies I've read before. Percentage-wise, there's actually little focus on the authors. They lived full and well-traveled lives, so the book has other focuses besides them, such as their views of economics, particularly public sector economics and monetary systems and banking (being an economics junkie, I find that interesting), which leads to their travels. A large portion of the foc ...more
Tim Newey
Jan 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book! Very interesting and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Jack
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great autobiography and historical document.
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Milton Friedman was an American Nobel Laureate economist and public intellectual. He made major contributions to the fields of economics and statistics. In 1976, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics for his achievements in the fields of consumption analysis, monetary history and theory, and for his demonstration of the complexity of stabilization policy. He was an advocate of economic freed ...more

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