Friday, November 18, 2011

Stephen D. Levitt & Stephen D. Dubner

Freakonomics has two authors, Stephen D. Levitt and Stephen D. Dubner. The book is a collection of economic articles that apply economic theory to diverse subjects not usually covered by "traditional" economists. Levitt was born in 1967 and attended St. Paul Acadamy and Summit School , he then received his B.A. from Harvard University in 1989, his Ph.D. from M.I.T. in 1994, and has taught at Chicago since 1997.
     Levitt's coauthor is Stephen D. Dubner. He was born August 26, 1963,  He is an award-winning author and journalist who lives in New York City. He has taught English at Columbia University, played in a rock band and, as a writer, was first published at the age of 11.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Why I chose to read Freakenomics

I chose to read this book mainly because it sounded interesting. Another reason is because i had to choose a book by Friday and i had no time to visti a bookstore so i just chose off the list, and the book i chose sounded most interesting out of the rest.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Why I Write by Joan Didion

Joan has the same idea about writing as i do, only she knows way more about how to write than i do. But i can relate to how feels about writing and that its a way to express yourself without actually hurting anyone. Writing allows you to express your own ideas out on paper and no one gets hurt (unless you put their name in the writing of course).

Why I Write by George Orwell

After reading this i felt like me and Orwell were sort of opposites. When I was a child i wasn't very lonely both of my parents were around all the time and I have two older sisters that look after me. He said he wrote poems when he was younger, the closest i have ever come to writing poetry in my free time is when i feel inspired to write a song (which isn't often, I have a terrible imagination). Orwell knew that he was meant to be a writer, I don't exactly see myself becoming a writer, but at one time i thought of writing a book, that thought didn't last very long.