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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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Michael Lewis’ last line of Has Anyone Seen the President is the most tellingly profound!

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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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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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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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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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Short and Amusing

An entertaining, bite-size story about Trump’s second State of the Union address. The insight into Steve Brannon’s mindset after leaving the White House was a highlight.

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Sad, depressing, but insightful as always by Lewis

This insightful work by Lewis runs just under one hour, it is both entertaining and informative and the hour flies by. As for the state of the presidency, that is another story. The picture Lewis paints is sad and depressing.

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