You can own the very first signed copy of Freakonomics (and change a child's life in the process)

Just before Freakonomics hit the bookshelves, a reporter from the Financial Times named Tim Harford flew out to Chicago to write a profile about me, which you can read here.

At the end of the interview, he asked me to autograph his book. I was surprised because no one had ever asked me to sign anything ever before. But I did it. My first signed book.

Tim recently suggested that we should put the book up for auction at Ebay and give the proceeds to charity, even letting me choose the charity. The charity is Smile Train, which performs corrective surgery on indigent children with cleft lips and palates in China, giving them a second chance at life.

The Ebay listing is here, if you are interested in bidding.

You may also be interested in Tim Harford’s web page and his new book The Undercover Economist.

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  1. Ben Golub says:

    Apparently there aren’t any free substitutes for the first copy you ever signed ;-)

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  2. Ben Golub says:

    Apparently there aren’t any free substitutes for the first copy you ever signed ;-)

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  3. vivkhemka says:

    The bid is currently at 230 dollars – thats abot 10 grand in money !

    I’m just gonna wait for the “most excellent” Rachel to send me my signed copy :)

    Cheers

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  4. vivkhemka says:

    The bid is currently at 230 dollars – thats abot 10 grand in money !

    I’m just gonna wait for the “most excellent” Rachel to send me my signed copy :)

    Cheers

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  5. Larry Horse says:

    Ha, that is totally his handwriting.

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  6. Larry Horse says:

    Ha, that is totally his handwriting.

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  7. vivkhemka says:

    Its now up to 500 dollars… 25K out here in India.

    Hey gabe_newell, will you fund my startup ? :)

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  8. vivkhemka says:

    Its now up to 500 dollars… 25K out here in India.

    Hey gabe_newell, will you fund my startup ? :)

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