ISBN-10:
0393343448
ISBN-13:
9780393343441
Pub. Date:
09/04/2012
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World

Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World

by Michael LewisMichael Lewis
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Overview

“Lewis shows again why he is the leading journalist of his generation.”—Kyle Smith, Forbes


The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could not normally afford to indulge.


Icelanders wanted to stop fishing and become investment bankers. The Greeks wanted to turn their country into a pinata stuffed with cash and allow as many citizens as possible to take a whack at it. The Germans wanted to be even more German; the Irish wanted to stop being Irish.


Michael Lewis's investigation of bubbles beyond our shores is so brilliantly, sadly hilarious that it leads the American reader to a comfortable complacency: oh, those foolish foreigners. But when he turns a merciless eye on California and Washington, DC, we see that the narrative is a trap baited with humor, and we understand the reckoning that awaits the greatest and greediest of debtor nations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393343441
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 09/04/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 129,547
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Michael Lewis is the best-selling author of Liar’s Poker, Moneyball, The Blind Side, The Big Short, The Undoing Project, and The Fifth Risk. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and three children.

Date of Birth:

October 15, 1960

Place of Birth:

New Orleans, LA

Education:

Princeton University, B.A. in Art History, 1982; London School of Economics, 1985

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