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SuperFreakonomics – Illustrated Edition (WANT IT?)

by J. Money on Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Superfreakonomics IllustratedHow awesome is this?? Freakonomics on steroids! With lots of purrty pictures and diagrams – perfect for those of us A.D.D. kids ;) And it’s big & hard too! (that’s what she said?)

Whether probing the intricacies of sex change operations, the effectiveness of child car seats, or what really motivates people to do good, the Illustrated edition of SuperFreakonomics – by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner – employs photographs, drawings, and graphs that will lead readers to see the world in a bold, fresh way.

If this sounds like something you’d want, tell us why in the comments below and you’ll be automatically entered to win it!  I’ll pick ONE winner tomorrow, and we’ll both be “reading” our free copies together ;) GO!

UPDATE: Giveaway over… Big winner is….. Jeannine!! Congrats!


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1 Matt November 30, 2010 at 4:35 pm

This is awesome. I read Freakonomics years ago and recently watched the film. I would love to see what’s the latest in fringe economics. Perhaps an early Christmas gift to myself.

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2 Matt November 30, 2010 at 4:35 pm

I’m sick and tired of re-reading the free sample online, I want to see what happens next!

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3 Lindsey November 30, 2010 at 4:35 pm

Pictures and graphs would make this book 110% greater. I want to see!

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4 Philip November 30, 2010 at 4:41 pm

Because I like pictures!!! Oh and because I read their blog, but don’t get the full story very often.

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5 Lori November 30, 2010 at 4:54 pm

Because books are sexy…

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6 Keith November 30, 2010 at 5:19 pm

Freakonomics is an awesome book, and they say the book is always better than the movie so an illustrated edition would be even better!

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7 C November 30, 2010 at 5:19 pm

Because I love behavioral econ (including Freakonomics!)!! I studied it in college and continue to read about it now :).

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8 Briana @ GBR November 30, 2010 at 5:26 pm

I’ve heard about Freakonomics but never took the time out to read it. No better time than the present (especially if it IS a present!)

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9 Michael Senchuk November 30, 2010 at 5:28 pm

I want it because I read Freakonomics (gift from my wife), then picked up Superfreakonomics in hardcopy because I enjoyed Freakonomics. Then I didn’t read it for the longest time, so I got it on my Kindle so I’d be more tempted to read it. But I still haven’t, so I might as well have another edition that would be even more tempting to read because it has tonnes of awesome pictures and stuff.

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10 Uncle El November 30, 2010 at 5:44 pm

I want this book because Ive been called a freak by saving so much money and not going out with my family on vacations and ski trips.

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11 retirebyforty November 30, 2010 at 6:07 pm

I have heard of Freakonomics, but don’t really know what it is all about. I’ll see if I can get it from the library.

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12 michelle November 30, 2010 at 6:19 pm

oh oh pick me! i contemplated buying a copy over the weekend because i’m a nerd. that’s pretty much it :)

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13 Harold November 30, 2010 at 6:26 pm

Because the prospect of enjoying an illustrated, and free, version of Super Freakonomics is so inspirational that it brought me out of the woodworks to make my first comment.

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14 Jenn @ Paying Myself November 30, 2010 at 6:48 pm

I want this so I can give it to my bf for Christmas! LOL. He says he wants it because he’s “read the two books and he is interested to see what they can add with some graphics”. (Boring reason, I know.)

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15 Laura @ so alaurable November 30, 2010 at 6:57 pm

I love Freakonomics and I think reading it with infographics would be cool! Thanks so the chance!

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16 cg November 30, 2010 at 7:54 pm

I love their blog at the NYTimes! Would love to get this for myself for Christmas reading!

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17 One Frugal Girl November 30, 2010 at 7:58 pm

I’m looking for some new books to read. I just reread a few old classics and then donated them to charity.

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18 Jenn T November 30, 2010 at 8:27 pm

I would love to win this! I have always enjoyed Freakonomics!

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19 Jeannine November 30, 2010 at 8:27 pm

Because I am in Grad school, and haven’t read something I WANTED to read in a while HELP ME :o)

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20 Sweta November 30, 2010 at 8:28 pm

Because I like pictures and free things.

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21 kay November 30, 2010 at 8:47 pm

I can’t even front and make up anything. I want this book because it appears interesting!

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22 Adam November 30, 2010 at 8:51 pm

Count me in as I enjoy the subject matter!

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23 SM November 30, 2010 at 9:23 pm

To understand how the unsaid / untold economy works so when things get freaky – I don’t freak out.

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24 PN November 30, 2010 at 9:25 pm

Use the illustrations to help understand and pass on to my class the importance of being knowledgeable and prudent money managers.

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25 Ted November 30, 2010 at 9:48 pm

It’s my girlfriend’s favorite book, and I’ve never read it. I’d read her copy, but she left it in Zambia.

This would be an awesome Christmas present for me to give to her, and then I’d read it as well and everyone would benefit!!

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26 Megan November 30, 2010 at 10:06 pm

I hate car seats so I’m really interested to see if they are effective or not. I enjoyed the first book so I think I’d like this one too.

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27 Jeremy Walter November 30, 2010 at 10:50 pm

Freakonomics made me rethink traditional thinking – which is healthy to do in all aspects of life, from religion, to financial planning, to our families, to our jobs. Fresh perspective is a gift in and of itself. When it comes in a book, well then, that’s all the more better.

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28 Sarah November 30, 2010 at 10:52 pm

I really find business and economic sexy! And big pictures and graphs would be really nice to look at, especially after staring at a computer screen for 12 -14 hrs during the work day. I have been able to steal a copy of the old book during lunch time from coworkers, but I would love a copy of my own. :)

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29 Bria November 30, 2010 at 11:17 pm

Freakanomics is awesome, and pictures make everything better! Plus, I need some reading material.

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30 Gretchen November 30, 2010 at 11:36 pm

I told my husband I refused to have children except in January or February based on the original Freakonomics. I can’t wait to see how these people will inadvertently dictate some area of my life again! (My husband wants to read it too.)

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31 Amanda December 1, 2010 at 12:46 am

The holidays have been such a crook
There’s nothing in my wallet, go look
A new book I won’t see
For a while, golly gee
Unless you pick me for this great book

Superfreakanomics I’d love for myself
So would you please be my Christmas elf?
I’m on Santa’s good list
I think you’ve got the gist
That I’d like to see this book on my shelf

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32 Renchix December 1, 2010 at 4:56 am

I have always liekd the books with many pictures, and economics made in pictures must be really fun to see.

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33 Rita Ingabire December 1, 2010 at 6:32 am

Iam a math freak and loved loved loved freakonomics!!!! Read it last year and found it fascinating especially the algorithm for the cheating teachers!!

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34 Mercedes December 1, 2010 at 7:56 am

I’ve been meaning to read freakonomics, but just haven’t gotten around to it. A free, illustrated copy would probably be motivation enough!

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35 Nate December 1, 2010 at 7:58 am

Because I like purty pictures. I can “read” the book to my 19 month old this way.

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36 Jenna December 1, 2010 at 9:00 am

I just read a review on the book earlier this week, but I hadn’t heard of it before then. I’d love to be able to read it.

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37 Jane December 1, 2010 at 9:10 am

This would be SO awesome! I’ve heard so much about this and really want to read it!

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38 Allan December 1, 2010 at 9:11 am

My Dad has been trying to get me to read the Freakonomics stuff for years.

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39 Jt December 1, 2010 at 9:32 am

I was just talking to a friend about that book. It sounds interesting since I haven’t read it yet.

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40 LORI December 1, 2010 at 10:52 am

I would love this book probably more than I loved the original one (which I loved alot). It is just so fascinating. It would also be great to share with my sons and spike their interest in science and other subjects!

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41 brandysoda December 1, 2010 at 12:01 pm

Big fan of Levitt and Dubner..books, blog etc. This would be a great addition to my collection of their works!

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42 Christine December 1, 2010 at 1:13 pm

I like books! Oh and it would be fun to read!

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43 Courtney December 1, 2010 at 4:09 pm

Love the Freakonomics blog, but I’m a librarian so books win every time!

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44 Jenn December 1, 2010 at 5:02 pm

I haven’t read the book and didn’t really know it existed until I read your post and then googled it. Now, if I don’t win it I’ll have to go buy it.

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45 Dana December 1, 2010 at 5:49 pm

I love the original. As a graphic designer, I’m a sucker for visuals and so this new version would be the perfect early gift to myself!

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46 Lynda December 1, 2010 at 7:05 pm

is it to late to comment? sounds like a super awesome book!!

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47 L December 1, 2010 at 7:21 pm

i want to get my freakon(omics).

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48 Jenna December 1, 2010 at 7:53 pm

I read Freakonomics over the summer and LOVED it! Would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have a copy of the second book. And I promise to pass it along to my friends, that means more people can read and recommend it!

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49 J. Money December 2, 2010 at 1:28 am

Hahaha…. omg some of you crack me up (I’m talking to you L and Courtney and Amanda).

But you’re not reading this to see who I think is funny, you want to know who won! Right? RIGHT?? Okay, well, here goes…. on the count of 3…. 1…… 2….. 3…. 4…. 5…

The winner is….. Jeannine! Congrats! See ya’all on the next giveaway. Right around the corner knowing me… the second one goes out, another comes in! :)

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50 Jeannine December 2, 2010 at 5:03 pm

WOO HOO :o) MeRrY ChRiStMaS to me

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51 Jhenny April 25, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Hey Jay….I never got my book :o( Where’s the love?

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52 J. Money April 26, 2011 at 3:22 am

What? Really?? You shoulda told me 5 months ago!! haha… will follow up w/ them now and see what I can find out. Sorry!

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