The Misfit Economy by Alexa Clay and Kyra Maya Phillips | Book Review


The Misfit Economy Book Review | EmmaLouisa.comThis book tells the stories of many ‘misfits’, successful and not, both moral and immoral. The people they interviewed are innovators, entrepreneurs and problem solvers. The people they interviewed range from Amish camel milkers to Somali pirates to those who try to help out ex-convicts, so there is plenty of range in there.  

It inspired me to think outside the box, try something new and see where it takes me. These people had things in their life they weren’t happy with, so they made change.


I thought the book was well written, explaining the person’s circumstance, the choices they made to try to make them successful and the outcome. They interviewed some people involved in these lifestyles, but still spoke objectively about it.


I liked that there was a balance between the people who were amazingly successful and the one’s whose ideas didn’t quite work out. I also liked the juxtaposition of the very socially conscious people versus the rebels and those outside the law, like pirates. It just kind of made it clear how in life there is those who use their gifts for good and bad. They don’t condone any of the pirates and hackers actions, which I liked, but they still respect their abilities.


If you are into thought provoking books and reading about innovative people, check this book out. It will make you think.


Emma |




Thank you to Simon & Schuster who gave me a copy of this book to read for review