Young Professionals Book Club: Freakonomics

Join us for what is sure to be a dynamic and stimulating conversation about our club's first nonfiction book , Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner.

Please note: The Young Professionals Book Club which normally meets on the third Wednesday of the month will be meeting on the fourth Wednesday of May, (May 25) for this month only.

We will meet at 7 pm on Wednesday, May 25, in meeting room C of the Main branch.

Book description from

Freakonomics establishes this unconventional premise: If morality represents how we would like the world to work, then economics represents how it actually does work. It is true that readers of this book will be armed with enough riddles and stories to last a thousand cocktail parties. But Freakonomics can provide more than that. It will literally redefine the way we view the modern world.

First published in the U.S. in 2005, Freakonomics went on to sell more than 4 million copies around the world, in 35 languages. It also inspired a follow-up book, SuperFreakonomics; a high-profile documentary film; a radio program, and an award-winning blog, which has been called “the most readable economics blog in the universe.”

Main Library
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room C

After walking through the external doors, you will pass through a second set of internal doors. The stairs are to your left, and the elevator to your right. Meeting Room C is located on the second floor. If coming from the elevator, turn right; if coming from the stairs, walk straight ahead. Walk past the Reference Desk. Meeting Room C is the first glass room on the left.

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