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The Big Short

Inside the Doomsday Machine

Michael Lewis

This must-read book is a gripping exposé on the real story behind the financial meltdown. Michael Lewis crafts a compelling narrative through a cast of unlikely heroes, shedding light on the bizarre and secretive world of bond and real estate derivative markets. With a balance of indignation and dark humor, this #1 New York Times bestseller is an essential read for anyone who wants to understand how this crisis came to be.
Publish Date
first published in 2010
Goodreads Rating
A good one.      source
Michael Lewis’s ability to boil down the most complicated subjects is like a magic trick. You can’t believe your eyes. He takes on important issues — from the 2008 Wall Street crash in The Big Short to parenting in Home Game - and breaks them down to their deepest truths. His combination of an extraordinary analytical mind and a deep understanding of human nature allows him to weave together data and events to offer a fresh and insightful narrative. Whatever the topic, the result is always compelling and even thrilling. I am in awe of him.      source