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Author: Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner Narrator: Stephen J. Dubner Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2007 ISBN: 9780061254680
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Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner offer the long-awaited paperback edition of Freakonomics, the runaway bestseller, including six Freakonomics columns from the New York Times Magazine and a Q & A with the authors.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The trivia alone is worth the cover price.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “If Indiana Jones were an economist, he’d be Steven Levitt… Criticizing Freakonomics would be like criticizing a hot fudge sundae.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Eye-opening and sometimes eye-popping”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “It might appear presumptuous of Steven Levitt [as an economist] to see himself as an all-purpose intellectual detective, fit to take on whatever puzzle of human behavior grabs his fancy. But on the evidence of Freakonomics, the presumption is earned.”

    The New York Times

  • “An unconventional economist defies conventional wisdom.”

    Associated Press

  • “A showcase for Levitt’s intriguing explorations into a number of disparate topics…There’s plenty of fun to be had.”

    Salon

  • “Levitt is a number cruncher extraordinaire.”

    Philadelphia Daily News

  • “[Leavitt] teases out meaning from juxtapositions that simply would not occur to other researchers…An eye-opening, and most interesting, approach to the world.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • [An] intriguing, quirky look at life and how to understand better the world in a new way.

    Library Journal

  • “Refreshingly accessible and engrossing. Journalist Dubner reads with just the right mix of enthusiasm and awe, revealing juicy morsels of wisdom on everything from what sumo wrestlers and teachers have in common to whether parents can really push their kids to greatness…Meaty—and entertaining—listening.”

    Publishers Weekly on the audiobook

  • A Book Sense Book of the Year
  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A USA Today bestseller
  • Shortlisted for the Financial Times Best Book of the Year

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    " This book was very inciteful and interesting. I had to read it for a class but I did not mind it at all. The topics are explored in ways you never would have thought of! "

About the Author

Steven D. Levitt is the Alvin H. Baum Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, where he is also director of the Becker Center on Chicago Price Theory. In 2004 he was awarded the John Bates Clark Medal, which recognizes the most influential economist in America under the age of forty. More recently he was named one of Time magazine’s “100 People Who Shape Our World.” He received his BA from Harvard in 1989, his PhD from MIT in 1994, and has taught at the University of Chicago since 1997. He coauthored the bestselling book Freakonomics with Stephen J. Dubner.

About the Narrator

Stephen J. Dubner is an award-winning author, journalist, and radio and television personality. He is best known for his books Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics, which have sold more than five million copies in thirty-five languages. The Freakonomics enterprise also includes an award-winning blog, a high-profile documentary film, and a public radio project called Freakonomics Radio, which Dubner hosts. He lives in New York with his family.