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“No one writes with more narrative panache about money and finance than Mr. Lewis....[he] does a nimble job of using his subjects’ stories to explicate the greed, idiocies and hypocrisies of a system notably lacking in grown-up supervision....Writing in faintly Tom Wolfe-ian prose, Mr. Lewis does a colorful job of introducing the lay reader to the Darwinian world of the bond market.” — Michiko Kakutani (The New York Times)
“Superb: Michael Lewis doing what he does best, illuminating the idiocy, madness and greed of modern finance. . . . Lewis achieves what I previously imagined impossible: He makes subprime sexy all over again.” — Andrew Leonard (Salon.com)
“One of the best business books of the past two decades.” — Malcolm Gladwell (New York Times Book Review)
“I read Lewis for the same reasons I watch Tiger Woods. I’ll never play like that. But it’s good to be reminded every now and again what genius looks like.” — Malcolm Gladwell (New York Times Book Review)
“I recommend everyone within the sound of my voice to read [this] book.” — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.)
“I’ve joined a lot of other people in just finishing Michael Lewis’s book, , and it’s really an eye-opener of what was going on at the time that this real estate bubble was created.” — Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)
“I read it, marked it up for my staff, underlined it, made copies and asked them to read it.” — Senator Carl Levin (D-Mich.)
“[A]n incredible piece of commentary on Wall Street.” — Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.)
“If you’re wondering if there’s importance or an urgency to this issue, read the book by Michael Lewis, and then, when you’re finished reading, come back to the floor and say that you support this amendment [on financial reform].” — Senator Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota)
Michael Lewis, the best-selling author of Liar’s Poker, The Money Culture, The New New Thing, Moneyball, The Blind Side, Panic, Home Game, The Big Short, and Boomerang, among other works, lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and three children.
Terrific book! Thoroughly enjoyed the insight and candid commentary on the financial services industry.Published 2 months ago by Doug Eveneshen
One the most fascinating financial stories ever written (if you like that sort of thing). It highlights how crooked the markets are, details how investment banks screwed people... Read morePublished 4 months ago by P. Bruneau
This book is not bad but the complicated language and the Economical terminology make it difficult for regular, everyday non-Economy experts.Published 10 months ago by bissan hazem
The Big Short by Michael Lewis is a must read for anyone interested in how the financial system works (or doesn't work). Read morePublished 12 months ago by Haidji