book was great, well read by one of the authors. it's been on my 'books to read' list for a while and i'm glad i finally did. my only complaint was that it is too short.
I loved this book. The topics discussed and the examples they gave were intriguing. I wished the book was much longer.
idk, If I know how I could apply it.
Some interesting statistics. Idk. It didn't blow me away.
Should read more
Yes because it is interesting and proves the point that essentially anyone can come up with any statistic they want if they dig deep enough.
The part about the abortion vs crime rate.
It rattles off so many statistics that it requires your full concentration to listen to. It is good information but can be slightly overwhelming.
I tried this book after hearing about it from a friend. Was a good book with some different ideas. Great to listen to on long drives. Worth the price I paid (sale.)
Excellent listen. Sound economic analysis of controversial issues. The section about sumo wrestlers was interesting, but not exactly relevant to an American audience. I would recommend this to anyone interested in the whys of society.
Interesting view of the world from a non politically correct, statistition's point of view. If you like to think for yourself and learn new points of view, this book is without peer. OK, 29 pages of the frequency with which minorities name their kids wierd names is boring, but other areas are great. I finally understand regression analysis and why its important. If you are a new mom, getting ready to quit your job for the baby READ THIS. Enjoy........
The content of this book is thoroughly interesting, but the author sounds like someone you'd hear reading on NPR. He often sounds like his nose is clogged, and can regularly be heard breathing into the microphone. They really should have hired someone else to read it.
You can see, right off the bat, that Dubner and Levitt, see data and the world, in a unique manner. This book is loaded with fun facts and, some depressing facts. The author's weave facts, motives and much more, making for an easy enjoyable read. I'm not explaining this very well...the book rocks!!!!!
Dr. Levitt explored a number of subjects. Hardly everything. His conclusions are drawn from logic inferences and they seem to make sense. Correlations, as the authors point out, do not demonstrate cause-effect. They are mere indicators. The next guy may have different opinions... All in all, the book makes for an interesting listening.