"Allison Schrager's An Economist Walks Into a Brothel is the best, most readable, most informative, most adventurous, and most entertaining take on risk you will find." -Tyler Cowen, Professor of Economics at George Mason University
"A colorful, empowering guide to intelligent risk-taking." --Kirkus Reviews
"Provocative." --New York Times
"The most entertaining book on risk management ever written." --Booklist
"Prostitution seems like a long stretch from the risks most of us deal with, such as outliving our retirement funds, but Schrager inventively extracts five life lessons from her interviews with practitioners of the so-called oldest profession, as well as others who've chosen unusual career paths." --Bloomberg Businessweek "The genius of An Economist Walks into a Brothel is that Schrager takes theories and research from retirement economics and applies them to other areas of life." --Inside Higher Ed
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