Thursday, October 15, 2009

Best books: the Freakonomics guys

Journalist Stephen J. Dubner and economist Steven D. Levitt are the co-authors of Superfreakonomics, the follow-up to their best-selling Freakonomics, which will be published this month.

They named their six best books for The Week magazine. One title on their list:
Sin in the Second City by Karen Abbott (Random House, $15).

Ever wonder about the inner workings of a top-of-the-line brothel in early 20th-century Chicago? So did we. Karen Abbott has the details, and they’re extraordinary.
Karen Abbott is a charming dinner companion, too.

Visit Karen Abbott's website and her MySpace page.

The Page 69 Test: Sin in the Second City.

Read about another book on the Freakonomics guys' list.

--Marshal Zeringue