8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Eh, it's okay.,
This review is from: Freakonomics (Paperback)The book was okay. The author had some interesting thoughts, but I think he didn't present them well at all. He basically says "It's common knowledge that this is right, but is it? No it isn't, my way is!". Which would be fine if he was better at actually giving real facts and explaining why he thinks his way is right. Mostly it was just "My way is right because I think it is".
While saying the common way of thinking is wrong even though there's lots of studies surrounding it, he will input his own way with no data or studies, somehow thinking it has more probability of being right and more credibility. I especially liked how he would cite certain articles to prove his point, but when you look at the articles, they're really saying the opposite of what he's saying. Did he even read what he cited? Amazing.
I'm not saying this book is TERRIBLE, but it lacks a lot to give it credibility. It is still a semi-entertaining read. Definitely a light read.