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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 FairThe 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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    The Big Short

    Like always, a stunning piece from michael lewis. Cant stop reading it till finish. Liars poker was the first one and always the best!!

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    Greed is king

    This book is an amazing chronicle of greed and self-delusion. It is a wonderful we simply never learn from history... We are just doomed to repeat it.

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    The Big Short

    I now, mostly, understand what and who brought 'the house down'. Great work! I look forward to the next effort.

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    How it happened and those responsibl

    A difficult but excellent read. A must for anyone who is interested in finance and the 2008collapse.

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    The Big Short

    Book is well written and very interesting. More in depth than the movie, but a great read if finance / business interests you.

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