Everything is bulls***. The diamonds, the wine, the free credit reports -- almost everything around us is a smoke-and-mirrors game. This isn't cynical, it's just true. And the Priceonomics team shows us countless instances of this being true in the world around us.
What I loved: - The writing really sparkles with personality and made it so enjoyable to read, even while stuck on a cramped commuter train. - The authors write extraordinarily clearly, but also respect the reader's intelligence. Strikes that perfect balance. Rare quality. - The topics are just so on point and shatter so many misconceptions that have been waiting to be shattered in convincing manner.
Areas for improvement (undoubtedly when the sequel comes out): - Each essay sits in a particular chapter/subcategory, but I wish there had a been a subtle sort of narrative voice tying and linking all of them together to keep reminding the reader why this is important to daily life.
All in all, an outstanding book that is the perfect companion to Steve Levitt/Dubner's latest title Think Like a Freak. They pair very well. A book that you could read over and over again and still find it awesome.