Search Results: "Michael Lewis"


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FLASH BOYS by Michael Lewis
NON-FICTION
Released: March 31, 2014

"If you've ever had the feeling that the system is out for itself at your expense, well, look no further. A riveting, maddening yarn that is causing quite a stir already, including calls for regulatory reform."
In trademark Lewis (Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World, 2011, etc.) fashion, a data-rich but all-too-human tale of "heuristic data bullshit and other mumbo jumbo" in the service of gaming the financial system, courtesy of—yes, Goldman Sachs and company. Read full book review >

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SHAME by Michael Lewis
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 6, 1992

"Sensible scholarly analysis of an emotion that has an enormous impact on how individuals relate to each other and to society. (B&w drawings—not seen.)"
To understand shame is to understand human nature, according to Lewis (Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Psychology/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School), who here presents his theories about this normal, universal emotion. Read full book review >

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THE NEW NEW THING by Michael Lewis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 1999

"Funny, feverishly romantic business reporting in which the American lust for wealth becomes a Bryonic quest for the next dream that will change the world. (Author tour)"
A rip-roaring profile of the high-rolling technology entrepreneur Jim Clark, and the strange Silicon Valley subculture in which he thrives, from one of our best business journalists. Read full book review >

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PACIFIC RIFT by Michael Lewis
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1992

An inquiry into sociological divergences that, for all its apparent artlessness and deceptive brevity, goes a long way toward explaining precisely what strains the commercial ties that still bind the US and Japan. Read full book review >

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THE MONEY CULTURE by Michael Lewis
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 28, 1991

"On the whole, however, the compilation sets a very high standard and provides an evocative, if not precisely nostalgic, record of the recent past's megabuck madnesses."
With this collection of 30-odd pieces (all previously published in a half-dozen magazine and newspapers), Lewis (Liar's Poker, 1989) stakes a further claim to being the wittiest critic of private enterprise since the pseudonymous ``Adam Smith'' was plying his merry trade during the go-go 1960's. Read full book review >

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THE UNDOING PROJECT by Michael Lewis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Kahneman and Tversky approached their personal lives and their research in extremely divergent manners. At times, Lewis' details about the unlikely coupling overwhelm the larger narrative, but that is a minor complaint in another solid book from this gifted author."
The bestselling author combines biography with recent intellectual history in a saga about the influential Israeli psychologist team of Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 2003

"Has Lewis spilled Beane's beans? Maybe so, but considering the mulish dispositions of baseball's scouts and front offices, they'll miss the boat again."
A solid piece of iconoclasm: the intriguing tale of Major League baseball's oddfellows—the low-budget but winning Oakland Athletics. Read full book review >

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HOME GAME by Michael Lewis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2009

"Brief, clever and frank—a good gift for Father's Day."
Lewis (The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game, 2006, etc.) updates and expands his Slate series on the business of parenting. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 3, 2011

"An enlightening, scary journey."
A world tour of nations that have collapsed financially or that played a role in the collapse of others. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 9, 1997

"Written with Hunter Thompson's eye for the revealing detail but without his self-indulgence, and with Mark Russell's facility with one-liners but without his superficiality, this is a book to be enjoyed. (8 photos) (First printing of 100,000)"
Bestselling author Lewis (Liar's Poker, 1989, etc.) applies his sense of humor to a subject that really needs it: the 1996 presidential campaign. Read full book review >

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MORGY’S MUSICAL SUMMER by Maggie Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2008

"Chesworth's action-packed black-and-white illustrations complement the breezy text. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Just in time for summer-vacation readers, Lewis brings Morgy MacDougal-MacDuff back in this warm and funny tale of cabin living, camp food and classic letters from home. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Despite occasional stumbles, a worthwhile reminder for readers who will recognize his name but may be a little hazy on what he stood for. (Graphic biography. 11-13)"
An inspirational biography in graphic format—highlighting both King's passion for his cause and his devotion to Gandhi's nonviolent methods. Read full book review >