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Also by Michael Lewis:

The Undoing Project, December 2016
Hardcover
Liar's Poker (25th Anniversary Edition), November 2014
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Flash Boys, April 2014
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Boomerang, October 2011
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The Big Short, November 2009
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Moneyball, April 2004
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Michael Lewis

The Story of Modern Financial Insanity

W. W. Norton
December 2008
On Sale: December 1, 2008
352 pages
ISBN: 0393065146
EAN: 9780393065145
Hardcover
$27.95
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A masterful account of today's money culture, showing how the underpricing of risk leads to catastrophe.

When it comes to markets, the first deadly sin is greed. Michael Lewis is our jungle guide through five of the most violent and costly upheavals in recent financial history: the crash of '87, the Russian default (and the subsequent collapse of Long-Term Capital Management), the Asian currency crisis of 1999, the Internet bubble, and the current sub-prime mortgage disaster. With his trademark humor and brilliant anecdotes, Lewis paints the mood and market factors leading up to each event, weaves contemporary accounts to show what people thought was happening at the time, and then, with the luxury of hindsight, analyzes what actually happened and what we should have learned from experience.

As he proved in Liar's Poker, The New New Thing, and Moneyball, Lewis is without peer in his understanding of market forces and human foibles. He is also, arguably, the funniest serious writer in America.

Media Buzz

Late Late Show - July 20, 2009
Good Morning America - December 22, 2008
On The Media - December 6, 2008
Colbert Report - November 25, 2008
On The Media - November 22, 2008
Early Show - November 19, 2008

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