I recall it being quite good as well. I was fortunate enough to have a class in college taught by the author as well as an extra bonus.
After reading my review of Bringing Down the House, Madpro pal Stefan Jones reminded me about a similar book called The Eudaemonic Pie, by Thomas A. Bass, describing it as “Chaos theory wonks build shoes with computers hidden in them to predict roulette wheel results. Highly recommended.” I agree. It’s been a while since I read it, but I remember it being deeper and more thought-provoking than Bringing Down the House. Buy from Amazon [Mad Professor]