For years I have been listening on and off to a podcast called Freakonomics. It was based off the popular book by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner. Levitt is a Professor of Economics and Dubner is a Journalist.

I never thought about reading the book that started the podcast. In fact I do not believe I even knew is was based on their book because someone just recommended to listen to the podcast and I was hooked.

Late last year I was strolling through one of my local bookstores – I love bookstores, but that’s for another day – when I stumbled across the book Freakonomics. I quickly picked it up and realized that the popular podcast was based on this book.

Of course I had to read it and loved every page of it. It was an expanded and updated addition (read more sales) which included Q&A with the authors. I really enjoyed how they presented the material, so much so I purchased a number of their follow up books.

If you are looking for some good reads this new year check out this book you won’t be disappointed.