The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine Years before he gave us The Blind Side , Michael Lewis wrote one of the defining financial books of the 1980s, Liar's Poker , a… The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine Years before he gave us The Blind Side , Michael Lewis wrote one of the defining financial books of the 1980s, Liar's Poker , a… 2010-03-15 Nonfiction W.W. Norton
Book Review

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine (2010)

Michael Lewis, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine | The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Mar 15, 2010; Writer: Michael Lewis; Genre: Nonfiction; Publisher: W.W. Norton

Years before he gave 
us The Blind Side, Michael 
Lewis wrote one of the defining financial books of the 1980s, Liar's Poker, a riveting account of the heady bond-trading years at Salomon Brothers. His latest offering is an account of the subprime 
mortgage meltdown and origins of the global recession. The Big Short doesn't seem to be as nicely sourced as Poker, but its narrative has the same seat-of-your-pants, almost breathless feel. Still, the bottom line is that this is not the first book on 
the hot-button topic, and it's not 
the best, either. That honor goes to John Lanchester for his witty, elegant primer I.O.U. B

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Originally posted Mar 09, 2010 Published in issue #1094 Mar 19, 2010 Order article reprints
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