This is a very enjoyable read. I especially like the fact that this book is very different sort of book. In addition, the book forces the reader to look at the world in new ways. In this regard, the book takes generally accepted ideas and norms and then logically shows the reader why such these concepts are not as they seem. For example the book looks at the drop in crime in the 1990s when the number of murders fell in New York City from 2245 in 1990 to 596 in 2003. It was generally accepted that the reason for the drop in crime was improved police strategies and gun control. But the authors of this book Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, argue it had less to do with police and political tactics of the time and more to do with the 1970 Roe v Wade decision. The authors are careful not a take a moral stand on any such issues and stick to facts and correlations. The point of the book is not necessarily to convince you of their findings, but rather get the reader to question some generally accepted ideas and "explore the hidden side of everything."
I found the book to be a good read and a nice break from the typical books that show up on the New York Time best seller list.