Book: The Big Short
Author: Michael Lewis
Frustrated by the pace of economic recovery? In The Big Short, published in 2010 and recently released in paperback, Michael Lewis breaks down the crash of 2008 in layperson's terms—and it reads like a thriller.
Lewis introduces us to the players who saw a way to exploit subprime mortgage risk, develops the market’s fallibilities and assumptions, and provides the subplots that interweave, resulting in a crisis with infuriating enormity.
This book provides a deep understanding of a difficult topic, crucial to why we continue to deal with the events' aftermath.
-Janet Wigodner, Readers’ Services Department