Thankfully, a friend was thoughtful enough to send this book to me not too long ago. This eye-opener, told through the lense of unconvention U of Chicago economic Steven Levitt, explored some ordinary phenomenon in a very extraordinary way. Sure, some of Levitt's conclusions will bring about a "no duh" reaction from the dudes, i.e., people sometime cheat and take advantage of other people. But some of his conclusions are breathtakingly out of left field and provokes much thought and discussion.
Of course, economics as a field is ordinarily so boring that I can't even stand listening to Jon Huntley explain its finer points, but Levitt and Dubner's gift is to be able to explain economic phenomena in such a easy-to-understand and politically-neutral manner. For that reason, the book reads so much more like a story than a treatise. And after getting through the drudgery of Assault on Reason, this book was a welcome change of pace.