The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine

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The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine

by Michael Lewis

WW Norton | February 1, 2011 | Trade Paperback

The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine is rated 5 out of 5 by 4.
The real story of the crash began in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn't shine and the SEC doesn't dare, or bother, to tread: the bond and real estate derivative markets where geeks invent impenetrable securities to profit from the misery of lower- and middle-class Americans who can't pay their debts. The smart people who understood what was or might be happening were paralyzed by hope and fear; in any case, they weren't talking. Michael Lewis creates a fresh, character-driven narrative brimming with indignation and dark humor, a fitting sequel to his #1 bestseller . Out of a handful of unlikely-really unlikely-heroes, Lewis fashions a story as compelling and unusual as any of his earlier bestsellers, proving yet again that he is the finest and funniest chronicler of our time.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 pages, 8.26 × 5.5 × 0.75 in

Published: February 1, 2011

Publisher: WW Norton

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0393338827

ISBN - 13: 9780393338829

Found in: Business and Finance

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– More About This Product –

The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine

by Michael Lewis

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 pages, 8.26 × 5.5 × 0.75 in

Published: February 1, 2011

Publisher: WW Norton

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0393338827

ISBN - 13: 9780393338829

From the Publisher

The real story of the crash began in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn't shine and the SEC doesn't dare, or bother, to tread: the bond and real estate derivative markets where geeks invent impenetrable securities to profit from the misery of lower- and middle-class Americans who can't pay their debts. The smart people who understood what was or might be happening were paralyzed by hope and fear; in any case, they weren't talking. Michael Lewis creates a fresh, character-driven narrative brimming with indignation and dark humor, a fitting sequel to his #1 bestseller . Out of a handful of unlikely-really unlikely-heroes, Lewis fashions a story as compelling and unusual as any of his earlier bestsellers, proving yet again that he is the finest and funniest chronicler of our time.

About the Author

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.

Editorial Reviews

“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.”

“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.”

“One of the best business books of the past two decades.”

“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.”