Pirates and economics may not be sexy subjects for a book, but economists tend to see things and do things a bit differently. So it made sense for Peter Leeson, an economist at George Mason University, to propose to his girlfriend in the preface of his forthcoming book, The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates. He presented the finished book (and a ring) to her on Friday—and she said yes.
Leeson’s publisher, Princeton University Press, made arrangements for the author to receive the first copy of the book’s printing. Everyone at the press kept the proposal a secret and even went to the trouble of extracting that section of the book—which read, “Ania, I love you; will you marry me?”—from the advance galleys that were mailed out to the press.
A libertarian economic treatise on pirates already sounds pretty awesome. But The Invisible Hook? Fabulous!
I’ve only met Leeson a couple of times, but we have several friends in common. Warm congrats, nonetheless.
MORE: You can pre-order Leeson’s book at Amazon here.