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The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

By Michael Lewis; Scott Brick (Read by)

Random House Audio Publishing Group, Compact Disc, 9780307966957, 8pp.

Publication Date: September 6, 2011


Moneyball is a quest for something as elusive as the Holy Grail, something that money apparently can't buy: the secret of success in baseball. The logical places to look would be the giant offices of major league teams and the dugouts. But the real jackpot is a cache of numbers collected over the years by a strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts: software engineers, statisticians, Wall Street analysts, lawyers, and physics professors.

In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Lewis shows us how and why the new baseball knowledge works. He also sets up a sly and hilarious morality tale: Big Money, like Goliath, is always supposed to win . . . how can we not cheer for David?

About the Author
Michael Lewis is the bestselling author of "Coach, " "Moneyball," and "The New New Thing," among other books. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife, Tabitha Soren, and their two daughters