An Economist Walks Into a Brothel: And Other Unexpected Places to Understand Risk by Allison Schrager

Very quick, but light read about financial risk. She illustrates economic concepts like stock options, using examples of people and situations from the real world.

I always find these kinds of books interesting, but for me they always seem a bit of a tease. I was interested in all the topics she covered: brothel management, horse breeding, and professional poker players, but I wish she dived deeper into each topic. I understand this is not the point of these sort of mass-market books but still it was a bit disappointing for me.

For the layman wanting to learn more about risk in a funny, non-threatening way, starting with this book would be OK.

Rating: ★★★

Book #91 in my My 2020 Reading Challenge

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