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While attending Appalachian State University, Stephen J. Dubner started a rock band that was signed to Arista Records. He eventually stopped playing music to earn an M.F.A. in writing at Columbia University, where he also taught in the English Department. He was an editor and writer at New York mostrar mais magazine and The New York Times before leaving to focus on writing books. He is the coauthor, with Steven D. Levitt, of Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything. It won the inaugural Quill Award for best business book and a Visionary Award from the National Council on Economic Education. He also wrote SuperFreakonomics and Think Like a Freak with Steven D. Levitt. His other works include Turbulent Souls: A Catholic Son's Return to His Jewish Family, Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper, and The Boy with Two Belly Buttons. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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The Best American Crime Writing 2005 (2005) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares
Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame (2012) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares

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This was good, but worse than the first. I didn't like a lot of the sections (some of them were entirely not illuminating). The section on Global Cooling, surprisingly, was the best part. I'm not sure if it was true, but it's comforting to know that there are a significant number of ways that are being considered away from the public eye for solving our greenhouse gas issues.

Overall, worth reading, but don't expect anything better than the original Freakonomics
 
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mrbearbooks | 130 outras críticas | Apr 22, 2024 |
Good point: This book turned out to be mostly about data mining.
Bad point: I was hoping to read a book about economy for dummies.
Good point: It was fun to read, with lots of silly factoids.
Bad point: the factoids were not all that interesting for people outside of the USA.
Good point: It gave me nice ideas for data mining projects.
Bad point: the cheese. It was everywhere.
Bad point: the ending of each chapter contained at least one paragraph singing praise of Mr. Levitt. Really. I don't care if he's child prodigy / genius / revolutionary. I'm interested in his work, not his person. It's not bloody Bertrand Russell. Let his brilliancy speak for itself.
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jd7h | 456 outras críticas | Feb 18, 2024 |
Very interesting look at the world around us and the numbers that we THINK affect our world and its trends.
 
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dlinnen | 456 outras críticas | Feb 3, 2024 |
Entertaining read, but it was heavy on anecdotes and speculation and light on actual data supporting their conjectures. Wasn't quite up to the standard of the original Freakonomics, but it was amusing enough.
 
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