Whatever the reason may be, Freakonomics had a very good year in 2005. It has been recognized in year-end roundups from Milwaukee to India and in publications specializing in sports, music, celebrity gossip, and, of course, economics and books. It’s been called everything from hip and sexy to dry and grating– and those were just the positive reviews.
For those with time to kill, here’s a list of Freakonomics “best of” links:
New York Magazine:
One of the “books of the year” (no link)
Best Books of 2005
#7 Bestselling book (no link)
Boston Globe (Larry Summers’s favorite book of ’05)
Dallas/Fort Worth Star Telegram (“It” book of ’05)
WTOP Radio (Nonfiction that mattered)
And the U.K.:
Freakonomics even had some success with awards. From winning The Quill and the Joseph-Beth/Davis-Kidd Non-Fiction Book of the Year to making the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs short list, it’s been a pretty great year.
All we can say is thank you everyone, and happy new year.