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Stephen J. Dubner
Stephen J. Dubner is an award-winning author, journalist, and TV and radio personality. In addition to "Freakonomics," "SuperFreakonomics," and "Think Like a Freak," his books include "Turbulent Souls" (also published as "Choosing My Religion"), "Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper," and "The Boy... show more



Stephen J. Dubner is an award-winning author, journalist, and TV and radio personality. In addition to "Freakonomics," "SuperFreakonomics," and "Think Like a Freak," his books include "Turbulent Souls" (also published as "Choosing My Religion"), "Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper," and "The Boy With Two Belly Buttons," a children's book. He is the host of "Freakonomics Radio," an award-winning podcast and public-radio show; he also hosted the NFL Network show "Football Freakonomics," which was nominated for an Emmy. Dubner's journalism has been published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Time, and elsewhere, and has been anthologized in "The Best American Sports Writing," "The Best American Crime Writing," and elsewhere. He taught English at Columbia University (while receiving an M.F.A. there), played in a rock band (which started at Appalachian State University, where he was an undergrad, and was later signed to Arista Records), and, as a writer, was first published at the age of 11, in Highlights for Children. He lives in New York City with his wife, the documentary photographer Ellen Binder, and their two delicious children.

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Misericordia
Misericordia rated it 3 years ago
Extremely enlightening! Worthy of 15 stars out of 5! This is a book about the world and not about any science in particular. It's about learning to question the given and see beyond the obvious. An extremely useful gift in the misguiding modern world.Yeah, populistic much too much but neverthless co...
bird words
bird words rated it 4 years ago
I listened to the audiobook version of this via Hoopla Digital. It was fun, just as the other books in the series have been.
Misericordia
Misericordia rated it 4 years ago
Incredible, fast, entertaining read. Thinkers like this one occasionall remind me just why I have chosen my profession.Short Synopsis (Q):Putting the Freak in EconomicsIn which the global financial meltdown is entirely ignored in favor of more engaging topics.The perils of walking drunk…The unlikely...
Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it 4 years ago
The Freakonomics' authors are back with a collection of their blog posts. It is fun and funny! I particularly liked why you should root for the Pittsburgh Steelers. I like the ease in which they show how economists reason. They make economics so relatable.
Books 'n Stuff
Books 'n Stuff rated it 4 years ago
Synopsis: Look your guess is as good as mine as to what this book is about. It doesn't have much of a unifying theme (even the authors say that), so I'm kinda at a loss to say what it is about exactly. I'm not really sure what to say about this book. An economist who doesn't know anything about...
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