Superfreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance (Compact Disc)

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The New York Times bestselling Freakonomics was a worldwide sensation, selling more than four million copies in thirty-five languages and changing the way we look at the world.

Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner return with Superfreakonomics, and fans and newcomers alike will find that the freakquel is even bolder, funnier, and more surprising than the first.

SuperFreakonomics challenges the way we think all over again, exploring the hidden side of everything with such questions as: How is a street prostitute like a department-store Santa?What do hurricanes, heart attacks, and highway deaths have in common?Can eating kangaroo save the planet?

Levitt and Dubner mix smart thinking and great storytelling like no one else. By examining how people respond to incentives, they show the world for what it really is--good, bad, ugly, and, in the final analysis, super freaky. Freakonomics has been imitated many times over--but only now, with SuperFreakonomics, has it met its match.

About the Author


STEVEN LEVITT is a Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and an editor of "The Journal of Political Economy". In January 2004 the American Economic Association awarded him the John Bates Clark medal, a prize honouring the economist under 40 who made the greatest contribution to the discipline.

STEPHEN J. DUBNER is the author of "Confessions of a Hero Worshiper" and "Turbulent Souls", and is a former writer and editor at the "New York Times Magazine", where in 2003 he wrote the cover story about Steven Levitt that launched "Freakonomics". He lives in New York City with his family.



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 since taught English at Columbia, worked for The New York Times, and published three non-Freakonomics books.

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 since taught English at Columbia, worked for The New York Times, and published three non-Freakonomics books.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780060889357
ISBN-10: 0060889357
Publisher: HarperAudio
Publication Date: October 20th, 2009
Pages: 6
Language: English