Books

When to Rob a Bank

Steven D. Levitt (and others)

This is the ultimate guide to the world of the Freak. Renegade thinkers and bestselling sensations Levitt and Dubner have carefully curated the very best of their blogs, conversations, wisecracks and advice from the last decade to reveal the outlandish truth about everything from lying to bankrobbing, fast food to sex taxes.

'We are all Freakonomists now' Washington Post

'A phenomenon ... their approach has won them a cult following' Observer

'Lie back and let Levitt and Dubner's bouncy prose style carry you along from one peculiarity to the next' Sunday Telegraph

'You are guaranteed a good time' Financial Times

Think Like a Freak

Steven D. Levitt (and others)

In this Freak 'how-to' guide, the mavericks behind the Freakonomics phenomenon teach you their secrets: how to challenge conventional wisdom, unravel life's secret codes and think differently - that is, think like a Freak. Levitt and Dubner see the world like no-one else. Now you can too.

'My gut reaction to this life-changing book is "Where have you been all my life?" You will turn pages with delight' Jeffery Taylor, Sunday Express

'Captivating, intellectually robust, funny, surprising and wise. What else can one ask?' Daniel Finkelstein, The Times

'Illuminating, good fun, endearing, genial ... I was delighted' Philip Roscoe, The Times Higher Education

'It's about how to look at the world, and see the ugly truth ... excellent stuff' William Leith, Spectator

'A phenomenon ... their approach has won them a cult following' Observer

Superfreakonomics

Stephen J. Dubner (and others)

Steven Levitt, the original rogue economist, and Stephen Dubner have spent four years uncovering the hidden side of even more controversial subjects, from terrorism to shark attacks, cable TV to hurricanes. The result is Superfreakonomics. It reveals, among other things:

- Why you are more likely to be killed walking drunk than driving drunk
- How a prostitute is more likely to sleep with a policeman than be arrested by one
- Why terrorists might be easier to track down than you would imagine
- How a sex change could boost your salary

Because sometimes the most superfreaky solution is the simplest.

Freakonomics

Steven D. Levitt (and others)

How can your name affect how well you do in life? What do estate agents and the Ku Klux Klan have in common? Why do drug dealers live with their mothers?

The answer: Freakonomics. It’s at the heart of everything we do and the things that affect us daily: from sex to crime, parenting to politics, fat to cheating, fear to traffic jams. And we can use it to get to the heart of what’s really happening under the surface of everyday life.

This cult bestseller will show you how, by unravelling your life’s secret codes, you can discover a totally new way of seeing the world.

Stephen J. Dubner

Biography

Stephen J. Dubner is an award-winning author, journalist, and radio and TV personality. He quit his first career - as an almost-rock-star - to become a writer. He has worked for The New York Times and published three non-Freakonomics books. He lives with his family in New York City.

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