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Review: An Economist Gets Lunch

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The review is entertaining, but the book, may be not so much....

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/11/boo...

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  1. Thanks for posting the link. I enjoyed the review and somehow missed it in my daily skim of the paper. After that lampooning, I doubt I'll pay for the book, but I kinda want to read through it for laughs.

    As an aside, I couldn't help but note the sentence: "like watching a middle-aged man in a blue blazer play Hacky Sack at a My Morning Jacket concert." There was a Family Guy episode that I must assume it was a veiled reference to?

    1. What’s cognitively dissonant about “An Economist Gets Lunch” is that Mr. Cowen combines this needling with his own brand of chowhound hipsterism. His book is also a long, Calvin Trillin-like ode to tamale stands and strip-mall joints and ethnic food, the more exotic the better.
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      Another "chowhound reference" sighting, too. We're keeping track for the CH trivia game!

      1. Deep down there’s nothing foodies loathe more than other foodies.
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        bonus points for this line.

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