Michael Lewis Explores the Financial Meltdown in ‘The Big Short’
The author of several well-known bestsellers including “Moneyball” and “The Blind Side,” Michael Lewis has written about a wide variety of subjects, ranging from how the Oakland A’s baseball team picks its players to the Silicon Valley tech scene. Lewis first became known for his work about Wall Street in the now-classic “Liar’s Poker,” a story of what he saw during his days as a bond salesman at Salomon Brothers.
Two decades later, he’s back with a new book about the financial world, the way it operates and the misjudgments behind the economic crisis with “The Big Short.”
We sat down with Lewis to discuss just how he gets the inspiration for his wide variety of topics and what it was like to return to the world of finance two decades after “Liar’s Poker.” You can see more of this interview on Wednesday’s NewsHour.
Murrey Jacobson contributed to this report.