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Book Review of Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Freakonomics, Bk 1)

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Freakonomics, Bk 1)
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Helpful Score: 7


I read this because of all of the hype. I was not "dazzled", as the blurb on the cover suggested I would be. It wasn't a bad book, I just don't get what the big deal is.

I thought that this was a moderately entertaining book that read more like a series of unrelated articles. I'm not convinced that the conclusions that they came to are of any merit and I don't really care enough about it to do any further research on my own.

It brought up some interesting ideas and I like that this may encourage people to be more unconventional in the the things that they study and the questions that they ask.

Perhaps if I were an economist or a student studying economics, this would feel fresh and groundbreaking. Instead I am just a chick who likes books and I finished this one with a shrug.

If you are an avid reader, go ahead and read it, just be prepared to not be dazzled. Be prepared for an okay read that may be more impressive if you ignore the hype.