Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Teaser Tuesday, Sept 21

Teaser Tuesdays are a weekly book-themed meme, hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. The rules are as follows:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • Be careful of spoilers! Don't ruin the book to others by revealing important plot developments. (So the last words of a dying central character are probably not okay...)
  • Share the title and the author of the book as well, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can look up the book and add it to their TBR list.
Here's our teaser for this week:
"In a typical election period that includes campaigns for the presidency, the Senate, and the House of Representatives, about $1 billion is spent per year - which sounds like a lot of money, unless you care to measure it against something seemingly less important than democratic elections. 
It is the same amount, for instance, that Americans spend every year on chewing gum."
Freakonomics - A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner, page 12

9 comments:

  1. Oooh! I love love LOVE Freakonomics! Then again, it combines economic research and absurdity, so what's not to like...

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  2. It's always interesting to put things in perspective!

    Thanks for visiting my teaser from Mockingjay!

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  3. Something interesting to think about!
    Thanks for visiting my blog An Avid Reader's Musings.

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  4. That really puts it in perspective.

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  5. Weird, very weird. :) Great teaser though. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  6. I hope that you enjoy your book. Check out my Tuesday Teaser.

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  7. Interesting teaser! My TT from City of Ashes is here.
    xx,
    E.J.
    From the Shadows

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  8. That was an enjoyable book...one of the guys interviewed in it, Sudhir Venkatesh, wrote a book of his own you might like later on. ("Gang Leader for a Day")

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