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Michael Lewis goes to Washington!    

Who better to shine a light into the shadows of the nation's capital in the age of Trump than the best-selling author of Liar's Poker and The Big Short?    

In this audio investigation - unavailable in book form - Lewis narrates his 2018 report from Washington originally published in Bloomberg View. From inside the White House press room - which Lewis describes as having "the cramped, uncared-for feel of a public toilet" - to a balcony overlooking "a sea of white people" in the Trump International Hotel, to Steve Bannon's Capitol Hill townhouse, where he joins the former campaign CEO to watch the State of the Union address, Lewis takes listeners on an unforgettable behind-the-scenes tour.  

©2018 Michael Lewis (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

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Great short form audio

This is a new format, and I like it. Instead of reading a 5000 word article I can listen to it. Was that worth $3? Yes. Not worth a full credit on audible so just buy it outright.

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just ok

Interesting... not sure where he was going with this or why posted, was an intresting account of the green room at the white house.

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Brief story of Steve Bannon and the President

Brief but interesting story of the President, Steve Bannon and the state of the union speech. Good and worthwhile story

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A Vintage Michael Lewis Article

Not to be confused with his books this is a straightforward reading of an article he published. There is one story being told in a linear fashion. If you know and like Michael Lewis's work he has published in magazines you will probably like this too.

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Like No Other Observer Lewis Acuity's Razor Sharp

I Can't wait to hear the full length treatise on stupid in the White House

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Perfect incisive, entertainment for commute

Would love more Michael Lewis in this short, magazine-like form, in addition to his books!

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Lewis has tunnel vision

I greatly enjoy and respect Lewis's work and love when he reads his own material. In this narrative his partisian politicks come out highly focused in one direction. He clearly is in a tunnel vision mode, he can see nearly no good - with a hyper focus on the bad. It reminds me of people who could see no good in Obama's politics. Come on Michael -- you can do better (don't follow the crowd).

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Fascinating

I have enjoyed everything that Michael Lewis has written and this little essay is no exception.

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I'm hooked on Michael Lewis.

Just send me anything this guy writes. I'm always disappointed when they end. I think he could make anything interesting.

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An American Crisis in the White House

Sadly more of what we already know, the American Citizens are being manipulated against themselves.