While readers might know me as a serious business person, I am actually quite fun. Indeed I will occasionally do something purely for my own amusement, outrageous as that might sound!
This weekend past was one such time. With a bit of time on my hands between business trips, I chanced upon a new release, “Think Like a Freak”, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner.
After a week of hard work, I thought I’d loosen up a bit, perhaps get a little “freaky”, and opened said tome, looking forward to some wild and tall tales.
I am afraid that I was disappointed. Far from being a parade of weirdery to take one’s mind off the daily drudgery, “Think Like a Freak” turned out to be full of sensible advice about how to live one’s life. Instead of anecdotes about some of this green globe’s more wacky denizens, I was treated to a range of everyday anecdotes and well-researched explanations.
The cheek of it! I have of course written to the authors expressing my disappointment with their misrepresentation. You can hardly excite a man with such a title, only to sneakily improve his mind. Two stars.