I had read and enjoyed 'The Undercover Economist', so I didn't hesitate to buy 'Dear Undercover Economist'. Bad mistake! This is a 'best of' collection of letters written to Harford looking for his quirky economist's take (or 'advice') on everyday problems, dilemnas, and questions. The first few responses are mildly amusing, but the humour wears thin by page 20, and is distinctly boring by page 30! If you haven't read 'The Undercover Economist', buy it now. But if you're considering buying 'Dear Undercover Economist', save your time and money. This book is an ill-considered attempt to cash-in on the success of the original, and it just doesn't work!