Politicians have been known to latch onto books -- Amity Shlaes's "The Forgotten Man" was a must-read among Republicans last year during the bailouts -- but few works have shaped a legislative debate quite like Lewis's story about investors who made a killing by betting on the housing crash.
For a lot of Democrats -- and even some Republicans -- the book has created a kind of defining counternarrative of the economic collapse.
And it's given Lewis rock star status among some on Capitol Hill.
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