“Provocative… eye-popping.”(New York City Times Book Evaluation: Inside the List).
” The funkiest research study of analytical mechanics ever by a world- distinguished economist … Eye- opening and often eye- popping” (Home entertainment Weekly).
“The guy is very interesting!”(Washington Post Book World).
“Steven Levitt has the most interesting mind in America… Prepare to be dazzled.”(Malcolm Gladwell, author of Blink and The Tipping Point).
“Principles of economics are used to examine daily life in this fun read.”(Individuals: Terrific Reads).
“Levitt dissects complex real-world phenomena, e.g. baby-naming patterns and Sumo wrestling, with an economist’s laser.”(San Diego Union- Tribune).
“Levitt is one of the most notorious economists of our age.”(Financial Times).
“Freakonomics is politically incorrect in the best, most essential way…. This is bracing fun of the highest order.”(Kurt Andersen, host of public radio’s Studio 360 and author of Turn of the Century).
“If Indiana Jones were an economist, he’d be Levitt… Criticizing Freakonomics would be like criticizing a hot fudge sundae.”(Wall Street Journal).
” Freakonomics was the ‘i t‘ book of 2005.” (Fort Worth Star- Telegram).
“An eye-opening, and most interesting, approach to the world.”(Kirkus Reviews).
“An unconventional economist defies conventional wisdom.”(Associated Press).
“Levitt is a number cruncher extraordinaire.”(Philadelphia Daily News).
“A showcase for Levitt’s intriguing explorations into a number of disparate topics…. There’s plenty of fun to be had.”(Salon.com).
“One of the decade’s most intelligent and provocative books.”(The Daily Requirement).
“The trivia alone is worth the cover price.”(New York City Times Book Evaluation).