Say something about yourself!
In typical Lewis fashion, this book is very well written, very engaging. A complex, somewhat dry topic becomes a fascinating story. By the end, the listner is informed, yet will want more.
This is my third book from Michael Lewis and he remains great at what he does best: analyzing important financial events, interviewing some of the main characters and transforming that in an addictive plot that explains the whole story. The narrative was also very good.
Enjoyable is not the right word. Michael Lewis is masterful at making a complex subject accessible by telling a good story. Having said that, this is one of the most horrifying accounts of human greed, depravity and moral vacancy ever written.
Fantastic work? Yes.
The realization that there are absolutely valueless people behind the great financial meltdown and that they willfully and in many cases, knowingly, deceived and abused the American public.
It made me sick! Not the book- the reality behind the story.
If you care to know anything about the future of our country, this is a must read (listen).
The Aha-moment when the need for CDO's by Wall Street drove pressure to lend sub-prime borrowers, like an immigrant with 14K income getting 750K loan. Its not just about personal irresponsibility by the borrowers.
clear explanation of CDO market
the subject content gripped me from the beginning and delivered to the last word in the epilog
When I came to the realization that the traders all made tons of money even with bad trades
No, but liked this one real well
I could have but it makes my long drive to work something I look forward to
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is starting to wake up to what is really happening in this country. I am now looking for books with similar subject matter..a real education.
It gives you a good overview of the 2008 crisis. The story is well written and the set of characters chosen to tell it was good.
Finally understanding the root cause of the crisis and how it was allowed to develop.
Yes, when some of the money managers commented on how this was allowed to develop and why there weren't more people sent to prison.
Oh, I've only listened to three books so far, so it's definitely among the top three
Eisman. I would love to get the chance to meet the pre-financial meltdown Eisman who said what he wanted when he wanted to whomever he wanted and was usually vindicated in doing so because he was right and everyone knew it.
Great book. I don't think that the language is too technical for someone not in financial services or investment banking. The specifics can't be understood by anyone, so listeners shouldn't worry about not understanding them either.
This book gives good insight into what was going on right under our noses, but mostly without our knowledge and makes you angry at what people will do to make money at your expense. If nothing else, it will give investors a reason to ask questions the next time they sit with a Financial Advisor, or Stock Broker, or Retirement Planner, etc...
First audiobook and never ceased to impress!
The behind the scenes look into Wall st.
No I havent
The Big Short
one of the best books I've read on the topic. Lewis is an excellent writer and even though we all know the big picture ending, I was still on the edge of my seat waiting to see what happens to the characters Lewis follows....