I wonder if anyone has any suggestions for interesting loosely actuarial-related books?
One example I’ve already read would be Against the Gods. I’d love to discover a couple books to leisurely/non-technically learn more about non-P&C insurance particularly if anyone has any ideas. In fact one example of a book going the other way that is pretty good is Catastrophe Modeling by Grossi on CAS Exam 8, although I’ve already read that one.
" Young, attractive math genius Alexandra Tynan has taken a job as an actuary at ProvLife, a good, gray insurance company in Rhode Island. The calm and steady work fills a need in her life. (“What’s the difference between an extroverted actuary and an introverted actuary?” jokes a colleague. “The extroverted actuary stares at your shoes…”) But ProvLife turns out to be a devious and dangerous place"
I do NOT recommend By the Numbers by Jen Lancaster. The main character is an actuary but she’s the worst stereotype. I was so excited to read about an actuary mom and then so disappointed to discover who she was as a character.
The actuary-based stereotypes seem so cringeworthy. Like “Knowing that 60% of spouses cheat and 50% of marriages end in divorce, she wasn’t too surprised”, or “Well within the average market time in her area”
I tried to read some book with a main character that supposedly was an actuary. The book was supposed to be a mystery/romance/suspense and I had low expectations going into it, but it was so terrible I’m not sure I even made it halfway through.