Ben J. Serpa

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Location: Hamilton, Ontario


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Freakonomics (Revised Edition) by Steven D Levitt
Freakonomics (Revised Edition) by Steven D Levitt
9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not great, Jan. 30 2007
I bought this book after I saw the author on the Daily show. It looked interesting enough, a bunch of random statistics that I would likely not have read elsewhere.

I was anticipating hundreds of short brief interesting factoids instead I got a couple long winded stories about Sumo wrestler corruption and crack dealers living with their parents and working at mcdonalds to pay the bills. These were interesting stories but I would have prefered a lot more of them with less filler and more raw numbers.

The book is easy to read but I would reccomend checking it out at the library before commiting to own a copy. Im trying to figure out who I can give this book to now as… Read more

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