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SuperFreakonomics by Steven D. Levitt
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Jan 01, 2010

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Read in January, 2010

The best that can be said is that the epilogue made it all worthwhile...

Not that the rest of the book wasn't worth my while, but it was a bit of a let down compared to the original Freakonomics. I remember being positively enamored with that book, and I just didn't feel that same way with this one. The element of surprise and wonder that was so captivating ("No way! How counter-intuitive and quirky the world can be!") was missing, and a few of these charmless chapters dragged on, which, given that the book is just over 200 pages, is pretty much unacceptable.

In other news, I want to work for Intellectual Ventures and come up with all sorts of amazing, innovative solutions for the world's problems, so I can thank Super Freakonomics for that. You don't think the fact that I was an English/Art History major will deter them from hiring me, do you?

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