If you haven’t read, or at least heard of Freakonomics — shame on you.
In a nutshell, as put perfectly by the AP, Freakonomics is a book where the authors “crunch numbers about mundane topics to reveal interesting, unexpected conclusions”. For example: What do school teachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? Questions you wouldn’t really think to ask, but they are valid, and if nothing else, beg you to think differently and feed your curiosity. A quirky book that is written basis principles of economics, anyone with an inquisitive mind will enjoy it. I wrote a review of the book about 2 years ago that you can read here. Also, the authors of Freakonomics have a regular blog on the NYTimes and you can follow them on Twitter http://twitter.com/Freakonomics, so do check those links out to get a flavour of their crazy thinking ability.
I haven’t read the book yet (on my priority list to read), but I do have two copies to give away!
So, tell me, in not more that 50 words, why do you deserve to win a copy of SuperFreakonomics?
You can leave a comment here or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with “SuperFreakonomics” in the subject line. Deadline to send in your comments is November 17, 2009.
Come on then, it’s an easy win! 🙂