What Are People Saying About SuperFreakonomics?
Here’s a sampling of the latest coverage:
- Wall Street Journal: “Not only a book with mind-blowing ideas, innovative research, and quality investigative journalism, it’s also a story about creativity and what it takes to get the mindset to turn conventional concepts upside down.”
- The Telegraph: “Levitt and Dubner’s zeal for statistical anomalies is as undimmed as their eye for a good story.”
- BusinessWeek: “The strength of this book, as of the original, is in how it applies the time-tested tools of economics in unusual places to turn up surprising conclusions.”
- Hindustan Times: “Do read this book — even if you don’t take all its conclusions seriously.”
- Portfolio took a peek inside Freakonomics, Inc.
- The St. Petersburg Times quizzed Dubner about “the book you can’t take home to mother.”
- Levitt let Newsweek in on a little secret: “If you get a college kid in a lab, you can get that student to do just about anything you want.”
- Talking to the Toronto Star, Dubner concedes that some people will see the prostitution chapter in SuperFreakonomics “as a sex story,” but that he sees it “more as a wage story — any time you can kind of explain the way wages move up and down, you’re learning a lot about society.”
- For those who missed Levitt and Dubner’s joint appearance at Symphony Space in New York, there’s this solid recap of the event.
And if you want to read an unabashed pan of the book, it’s hard to do better than this Guardian review, which says that SuperFreakonomics has “very little of the charm or the originality” of Freakonomics.