Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explore the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
This book has been parked on the NYT Bestseller list for a lot of weeks now, but I was fortunate enough to grab a copy of our shelf the other day.
What a great, GREAT book!
Don't let the title scare you...this has little to do with economics and more to do with, well, everything else. Levitt explores everything from cheating teachers to crack dealers to sumo wrestling and why things are the way they are. The writing is crisp and simple, the explanations thorough and easy to understand, and the book certainly challenges that which you thought was fact.
Highly, highly recommended!
Scribbled by Marissa