Take that, Harry Potter

Don’t blink because it surely will not last long, but for the first time ever Freakonomics just reached #1 on Amazon.com after the 20/20 special. Indeed, by the time you read this it will probably be too late.

For weeks last April and May we were #2 behind Harry Potter and could never make it to the top.

A year later, Harry Potter is also still hanging in there, currently at #40. Some other books that were top sellers a year ago aren’t selling quite so well. Jane Fonda’s autobiography is down in the #10,000 range, even with a new paperback out. Goldie Hawn is at #13,000. Blink by Malcolm Gladwell and The World is Flat by Tom Friedman are both still selling a ton.


minderbender

A ertain-cay awsuit-lay might not have hurt either. Prediction: Lott goes on the stand and is humiliated William Jennings Bryan style (at least as portrayed in Inherit the Wind).

jglickman

Is there any chance that you guys will write another book soon?

Garrett

Fitting that I should have just finish reading your book just about a year to the day of it's release...Not quite on top of things, but still a part of them. What I really came here to say though, was that I wholly enjoyed reading Freakonomics and it's honesty in actuality, even if I did feel a little sorry for the authors' inept writing ability. ;) Furthermore, I found it rather amusing to find my name on the top 20 whitest names list, considering the fact that I'm 90% certain that my dad, who was and is a huge snl fan, stole my name from Garrett Morris (for the Hearing Impaired)! Lastly, I do find myself questioning the idea that celebrity has little effect on the naming of a child, at least in some instances. My belief is that Isaiah and Jordan found their way to the top of the name game because of two very influential basketball players. Can you guess which ones?

Christian Martinez

Despite what Amazon says about economics, it has definitely turned into a sexy subject after reading this book.

And suprisingly as a 15yr old, I'd spend 20$ on a book by you guys (again) over Harry Potter's magic anyday.

Christian Martinez

Oops, I forgot to mention:
Congratulations! Indeed.

:D

kramsauer

Congrats! Not that you haven't heard enough of that over the last year.

Colin

You wonb't have seen many increased sales here in Indiana; local news obsession with weather coverage and a hail storm pre-empted the show.

minderbender

A ertain-cay awsuit-lay might not have hurt either. Prediction: Lott goes on the stand and is humiliated William Jennings Bryan style (at least as portrayed in Inherit the Wind).

jglickman

Is there any chance that you guys will write another book soon?

Garrett

Fitting that I should have just finish reading your book just about a year to the day of it's release...Not quite on top of things, but still a part of them. What I really came here to say though, was that I wholly enjoyed reading Freakonomics and it's honesty in actuality, even if I did feel a little sorry for the authors' inept writing ability. ;) Furthermore, I found it rather amusing to find my name on the top 20 whitest names list, considering the fact that I'm 90% certain that my dad, who was and is a huge snl fan, stole my name from Garrett Morris (for the Hearing Impaired)! Lastly, I do find myself questioning the idea that celebrity has little effect on the naming of a child, at least in some instances. My belief is that Isaiah and Jordan found their way to the top of the name game because of two very influential basketball players. Can you guess which ones?

Christian Martinez

Despite what Amazon says about economics, it has definitely turned into a sexy subject after reading this book.

And suprisingly as a 15yr old, I'd spend 20$ on a book by you guys (again) over Harry Potter's magic anyday.

Christian Martinez

Oops, I forgot to mention:
Congratulations! Indeed.

:D

kramsauer

Congrats! Not that you haven't heard enough of that over the last year.

Colin

You wonb't have seen many increased sales here in Indiana; local news obsession with weather coverage and a hail storm pre-empted the show.