The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

The Big Short
Amazon

You want to read a scary story? How about what the events and moments that lead to “Too Big To Fail“?

Michael Lewis was in the finance game before he got out, right before Solomon Brothers failed in 1996. His other more famous career, i.e. writing, gave us the gift of compelling story telling, in this book four heroes with the opportunity of a lifetime: All the things that lead to the financial meltdown in 2008, where they have a chance to cash in big time. The scariest part? It’s all true, with all the details.

Don’t dismiss this as another boring finance world business book. Lewis put most of the complicated concepts in layman’s terms. When you’re done reading it, if you’re not angry, you need to check to see if you have a conscience.

BTW, this book is now a movie, slanted for a Christmas premiere: