Steven Levitt + Stephen Dubner - "Freakonomics"


My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I'm fully aware how late I am to jump on the "Freakonomics" bandwagon, but just in case you also haven't gotten around to it yet or have a paralyzing aversion to non-fiction: I do highly recommend giving it a read soon (or the sequel, which supposedly is more of the same).

It is sure to make you think about human behavior, it'll open your eyes to new ways of looking at trends and cause & action and you'll get a choice collection of surprising facts (about cheating teachers, naming children and why drug dealers still live with their moms, etc.) to share during your next blind date. And last but not least, you could finally say that yes, of course, you have read this bestseller of the ever-popular pop-socioeconomic science!

The reason why I'm not giving it 5 stars is that for my own personal taste a little too much of the book seemed to be written by and for parents.