suitable book to write about in my personal statement?
Yea sure. There are loads of other books you can read, I know Freakonomics is a really obvious choice, but it is actually really interesting
It's a great introduction to economics.
i found the undercover economist a good idea, but it was kind of stating the obivous. the logic of life, also by harford, is a lot better. read that and write about both. and as another said, freakonomics is hilarious.
There's better, but at the same time, there's far worse. I would say The Undercover Economist is a nice intermediate. If you could, I would definitely recommend The Armchair Economist or Capitalism and Freedom; the latter more political economy but excellent nonetheless.
It's a good book and all, the best introduction to economics that i have read, but - just my two cents worth here - it isn't exactly a very hardcore book for a personal statement. Wouldn't you want something with a little more depth to lead to better discussion at interview (if relevant) or just to show that you can manage a more dense text. It is a laymans book after all...
i can't get access to any of these books at my nearest libraries!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!