Did you follow Tom's advice and take a freak to lunch today? No? Fear not. If you're looking for a fresh perspective, a way of shifting your perceptions, check out Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden State of Everything by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner (also, check out their blog). There has been some heavy buzz on this book over the past few weeks. Read it, then tell us if you think schoolteachers really are like sumo wrestlers.
Before blogging became all the rage, Tom was posting book reviews and Observations (essentially early blog posts) to this site. You can find the archives below.
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