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Writers on Writers: Jennifer Kahn Asks Michael Lewis, 'What the Hell?'

San Francisco magazine | Posted 08.05.2013 | San Francisco
San Francisco magazine

hat amazes me about Michael Lewis -- what has mystified and obsessed me since I first met him in a class he was teaching at UC Berkeley a decade ago -- is his confidence.

Author Michael Lewis Admits to Stealing Mug From Stephen Colbert

Jesse Draper | Posted 02.12.2012 | San Francisco
Jesse Draper

Michael Lewis has become recognized as a leading expert on the financial crisis, regularly appearing on various national talk shows. Recently, Lewis admitted to stealing mugs from every TV show he goes on.

Michael Lewis' Prophetic 1989 Japan Disaster Piece

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Months before publishing 1989's Liar's Poker, the canonical account of life inside 1980s Wall Street, Michael Lewis, author of The Big Short, wrote an...

'Vultures' Save Troubled Homeowners

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Anna and Charlie Reynolds of St. George, Utah, were worried about losing their home to foreclosure last year. Then they got a lucky break--from an unl...

Thinking Against the Grain

Jim Randel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jim Randel

The characters in Michael Lewis's The Big Short are so nutty that they become wealthy by ignoring everyone on Wall Street, who maintained that the national housing market could never fall.

Magic and Self-Loathing in Berkeley: Michael Lewis on Becoming a Writer

Alicia Whitaker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alicia Whitaker

Speaking over lunch in a Midtown bistro, Michael Lewis and I had a conversation about how he became a writer, who has influenced him, and how he conjures the motivation to write.

Author Michael Lewis Predicts War on Wall Street

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Wall Street's biggest banks could be broken up by the U.S. Congress in the coming year in an eventual reckoning over the financial meltdown of 2008, "...

Michael Lewis's The Big Short: Betting (Right) on Armageddon

Kathryn Schulz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kathryn Schulz

You could argue that The Big Short is about a lot of different things. But I read it as a story about the social, personal, and intellectual conditions that can produce dazzling rightness or staggering wrongness.

The American Nightmare

Rob Fishman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rob Fishman

Of all the misdeeds carried out on the southern tip of Manhattan over the last decade, perhaps Wall Street's greatest fraud was to arrogate the very meaning of the American Dream.

8 Books That Predicted The Financial Crisis (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Ever wish you had a crystal ball? Would have been convenient if there had been some warning about the kind of financial crisis we're facing now. It wo...

Q&A with Michael Lewis (Part 1): The Rules of the Game Were Totally Screwed Up

Terrence McNally | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Terrence McNally

I recently interviewed author Michael Lewis about his new book, Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood, and the financial meltdown and the bailout.

Yes, We Can Make Wall Street Pay for its Own Bailouts

Charlie Cray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Charlie Cray

Obama did advance the financial reform agenda in his July 22 press conference by calling for a transaction fee for exotic instruments such as credit derivatives.

Michael Lewis Attacks Goldman Sachs, Wall St.'s Political Influence (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ryan MCCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Michael Lewis, the author of Moneyball and Liar's Poker appeared in front of Hudson Union Society earlier this month. He spoke for about an hour, and ...

Michael Lewis: Wall Street Made This Mess And Is Making Fortune Cleaning It Up (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Michael Lewis, the former Salomon Brothers trader who wrote "Liar's Poker" about the excesses of Wall Street during the 1980s, delivered a devastating...

Risking Our Best Talent? Send Them All to Double-A Birmingham!

Peter Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peter Schwartz

Serial entrepreneur Penny Hersher worries about a talent-retention challenge if Wall Street eschews bonuses this year. In response to a Bloomberg arti...