The Perils of Fame
Apparently, it is dangerous even to be the wife of a semi-famous economist-author. In this blog post about the difference between corked wine and screw-top wine, Levitt’s wife, Jeannette, is revealed to be not only a drinker but a cork snob:
We recently had a friend over (her husband, Steve Levitt, co-wrote Freakonomics) and I noticed the strange look she gave me when I turned the screw cap of a very good South African Sauvignon Blanc.
To the blogger’s credit, he notes that a screw cap really does diminish the drama of opening a bottle of wine. But it’s good that Jeannette got busted by a friend. Can you imagine what an enemy, or even a stranger would have made of her “strange look”?