Think Like a Freak Is Out Today — Win a Signed Copy Here!

book-TLaFToday’s the day: Think Like a Freak has just been published. Levitt and I will spend a lot of the next few weeks doing interviews for various TV, radio, print, web, and other media outlets. So how about we spice things up a bit and, at the same time, give you the chance to win a signed copy? (Winners of last week’s giveaway contest will be announced later today.)

Here’s the deal: in the comments section below, enter a word or short phrase that you’d like us to slip into one of our interviews. If we use your secret phrase, you win a signed copy of Think Like a Freak (or, if you prefer, a Think t-shirt).

Maybe this secret phrase is the name of a beloved late pet that you’d love to hear name-checked on CBS This Morning or Charlie Rose. Maybe it’s your childhood street, or a favorite phrase from a favorite movie, that you’d like to hear us mention during an NPR interview or The Tim Ferris Show or Mike Pesca‘s new podcast The Gist. Maybe you’re a golfer and you have a redonkulous swing thought that you’d get a kick out of hearing on CNN or MSNBC.

The key is that your word or phrase must be distinctive enough to have meaning but not so outlandish that we won’t be able to work it into an interview.

Good luck!


"I am...the dreamer of improbable dreams."


"Keep the dirty side down."


Don Quixote


Yellow bananas.


"Progressive deconstructionism"


"Non-random number generator"

Counter-contest for Dubner and Levitt: Try and slip-in as many of the phrases we come up with in the comments as possible.
Prize: we all buy the book and one for all our friends.


"Humain rain delay"

Sorry, I love baseball!


"A veritable smorgasbord"


The Shining

Joseph Bowker

My first pet was named "Bigun". It would be neat to hear his name mentioned.


That there, that's an asymptote.


A Surly Bender


Like an economist in a china shop


Sherbert truffles

nolan cooper

Liquid Nacho Cheese.


I have had it with these motherf#*@ing snakes, on this motherf#*@ing plane.

eric uzzo



War Eagle! Or in the alternative...

Roll Tide!

Mike D

What would Bill the Cat do?



Chase Allcott

Kevin Durant