The Big Short (Paperback)
Inside the Doomsday Machine
W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393338829, 320pp.
Publication Date: February 1, 2011
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (3/14/2010)
Compact Disc (11/17/2015)
Compact Disc (4/1/2014)
Hardcover, Large Print, Large Print (9/1/2010)
Paperback, Large Print (2/1/2011)
Hardcover, Chinese (4/1/2015)
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 Fair
The 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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Praise For The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine…
— Michiko Kakutani
Superb: Michael Lewis doing what he does best, illuminating the idiocy, madness and greed of modern finance. . . . Lewis achieves what I previously imagined impossible: He makes subprime sexy all over again.
— Andrew Leonard
One of the best business books of the past two decades.
— Malcolm Gladwell
I read Lewis for the same reasons I watch Tiger Woods. I’ll never play like that. But it’s good to be reminded every now and again what genius looks like.
— Malcolm Gladwell