2024 Reading Challenge

2024 Reading Challenge
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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

REVIEW for Dear Undercover Economist

Another big, big thank you goes out to Jess at Random House for sending this book to me!

TITLE: Dear Undercover Economist

AUTHOR: Tim Harford

GENRE: Self Help/Humor/Finance

RATING: 4 Stars


As you can see by my "genre" description, I had a heck of a time pegging this book and that was part of the fun for me of reading this one.

Although I must admit that when I first heard about this book, I thought it would be a serious personal finance book. I also was not aware that the author actually has a real life column in the Financial Times of all places - which should have given credence to this being a dry and boring book on finance. However, as soon as I saw the cover, I knew that this would NOT be 'one of those' finance books :) Thank God!

Dear Undercover Economist was a fun, fun read - exploring, through wit and some wonderful stories - what is going on in the financial world. This book is hard to really explain - except to say that people sent in questions and the author attempts to answer them - so this book is set up as an "question and answer" type of book.

For example, one of the questions:

"I am starting to suspect that my husband is having an affair, how can I find out?"

I recommend that you use an "information market"......

I loved this book!!! it was loaded with important information, but like a sour medicine - it went down much easier because it came with a healthy dose of sugar.


bermudaonion said...

This does sound like loads of fun!

Linda Nguyen said...

Wow, I didn't think finance books can also be fun to read. This sounds like an interesting book. I think many of us need a copy. =)

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