Overview (No Spoilers): Freakonomics has been on the periphery of my radar for years now, however up until recently I never had the initiative to pick up this title. My curiosity was piqued after listening to a Freakonomics podcast with a coworker, coming away duly impressed with the research and interviews conducted. By the end of the thought provoking podcast, I was logging into my local library to add my name to the holds list for the book that started the Freakonomics craze. Within minutes of beginning this audiobook, I knew this book was going to be right up my alley. Levitt perceives the world in such a unique and fascinating way, ultimately formulating his observations and curiosities into questions, whose solutions are often markedly contradictory to the answer that common intuition would suggest. If you are a closed minded individual, this book is probably not for you. In Freakonomics, complex topics are explained, dissected, and wrapped within stories in a way that allows the reader to follow along in an effortlessly hooked manner. I wonder at the extent that Dubner shaped Levitt’s ideas into reading material that was user friendly or perhaps their partnership was evenly balanced throughout this project. The subject matter covers a wide array of topics from drug dealers and cheating teachers, to real-estate agents, abortions, swimming pools and crime rate. Overall, I highly recommend Freakonomics to any one that enjoys a book that will push their perception of general public knowledge.