The Great Hangover

The Great Hangover

21 Tales of the New Recession

By Graydon Carter (Editor); Vanity Fair (Contribution by)

Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780061964428, 464pp.

Publication Date: March 2010


Vanity Fair presents 21 true stories of the new hard times

Where did all the billions go?

Commissioned by the editors at Vanity Fair magazine, The Great Hangover is an eye-opening collection of essays on the global economic crisis by fifteen of the most respected contemporary business writers in America, including:

Bryan Burrough (Barbarians at the Gate) on the atmosphere of uncertainty and fear that preceded the demise of Bear Stearns . . .

Michael Lewis (Liar's Poker) on Iceland's bizarre national implosion . . .

Mark Bowden (Black Hawk Down) on the decline of The New York Times and the threat to the ailing newspaper industry . . .

Mark Seal on the defining figure of the seriously tarnished New Gilded Age: the Grand Master of Greed, Bernie Madoff . . .

Along with compelling and sometimes hair-raising pieces from a dozen other Vanity Fair contributors on the recent recession's myriad villains and victimsand the worldwide impact of the financial downturn.

About the Author
Graydon Carter has been the editor-in-chief of "Vanity Fair" since 1992. Previously, he was the editor of "The New York Observer" and the cofounder of "Spy". He is the producer of the acclaimed film "The Kid Stays in the Picture" and the executive producer of the Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning documentary "9/11". He lives in New York.