The Big Short
Inside the Doomsday Machine
The #1 New York Times bestseller-Now a Major Motion Picture from Paramount Pictures
From the author of The Blind Side and Moneyball, The Big Short tells the story of four outsiders in the world of high-finance who predict the credit and housing bubble collapse before anyone else. The film adaptation by Adam McKay (Anchorman I and II, The Other Guys) features Academy Award(r) winners Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Melissa Leo and Marisa Tomei; Academy Award(r) nominees Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling.
When the crash of the U.S. stock market became public knowledge in the fall of 2008, it was already old news. The real crash, the silent crash, had taken place over the previous year, in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn't shine and the SEC doesn't dare, or bother, to tread. Who understood the risk inherent in the assumption of ever-rising real estate prices, a risk compounded daily by the creation of those arcane, artificial securities loosely based on piles of doubtful mortgages? In this fitting sequel to Liar's Poker, Michael Lewis answers that question in a narrative brimming with indignation and dark humor.
Michael Lewis's global bestselling books lift the lid on the biggest stories of our times. They include
Flash Boys, a game-changing exposé of high-speed scamming;
The Big Short, which was made into a hit Oscar-winning film;
Moneyball, the story of a maverick outsider who beat the system; and
Liar's Poker, the book that defined the excesses of the 1980s. Michael Lewis was born in New Orleans and educated at Princeton University and the London School of Economics.