The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
The #1 New York Times bestseller: "It is the work of our greatest financial journalist, at the top of his game. And it's essential reading."—Graydon Carter, Vanity FairThe real story of the crash began in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn't shine and the SEC doesn't dare, or bother, to tread: the bond and real estate derivative markets where geeks invent impenetrable securities to profit from the misery of lower- and middle-class Americans who can't pay their debts. The smart people who understood what was or might be happening were paralyzed by hope and fear; in any case, they weren't talking.
Michael Lewis creates a fresh, character-driven narrative brimming with indignation and dark humor, a fitting sequel to his #1 bestseller Liar's Poker. Out of a handful of unlikely-really unlikely-heroes, Lewis fashions a story as compelling and unusual as any of his earlier bestsellers, proving yet again that he is the finest and funniest chronicler of our time.
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Review: The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday MachineUser Review - Eric Kalenze - Goodreads
WARNING: This book may cause an overwhelming desire to strangle the nearest wealthy person to death. As such, it is recommended only to readers who (1) possess high levels of self-control, (2) have ready access to sedatives, or (3) interact with or know very few wealthy people. Read full review
Review: The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday MachineUser Review - Christian Cassara - Goodreads
I've wanted to read this book for quite some time. In the years since the 2008 financial crisis, there have been countless explanations as to what brought on the crash, and I wanted to gain a clearer ... Read full review
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