The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
'In the hands of Michael Lewis, anything is possible . . . if you want to know how a nation lost it financial mind - and have a good laugh finding out - this is the book to read'
From the jungles of the trading floor to the casinos of Las Vegas, The Big Short tells the outrageous story of the misfits, renegades and visionaries who saw that the biggest credit bubble of all time was about to burst, bet against the banking system - and made a killing.
'Magnificent . . . a perfect storm of brilliant writer meeting big subject'
'He is so good everyone else may as well pack up'
'A rollicking good yarn'
WALL STREET JOURNAL
'A triumph . . . riveting . . . The Big Short reads like a thriller'
'A terrifying story, superbly well told'
'Compelling and horrifying'
'Probably the single best piece of financial journalism ever written'
Shortlisted for Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2010.
It's time to throw another tank of petrol on the Wall Street pyre, as only Lewis can Financial Times He is so good everyone else may as well pack up Evening Standard No one writes with more narrative panache about money and finance than Mr. Lewis -- Michiko Kakutani New York Times Probably the single best piece of financial journalism ever written Reuters Hugely entertaining Economist Terrifying and superbly told Daily Telegraph Genius Sunday Times Compelling and horrifying -- Gq A more than worthy successor to Liar's Poker ... if you want to know about the origins of the credit crunch, and the extraordinary cast of misfits, visionaries and chancers who made money from the crash, there's no more readable account Daily Telegraph A triumph ... riveting ... a genuine page-turner Times The very best book about this whole affair -- John Lanchester, Author Of 'whoops!' If you read only one book about the causes of the recent financial crisis, let it be Michael Lewis's The Big Short Washington Post
Michael Lewis was born in New Orleans and educated at Princeton University and the London School of Economics. He has written several books including the New York Times bestseller, Liar's Poker, widely considered the book that defined Wall Street during the 1980s. Lewis is contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and for Vanity Fair. He is married with three children.