Monday, February 09, 2009

What is Lisa Yee reading?

The current featured contributor to Writers Read: Lisa Yee, author of Millicent Min: Girl Genius, Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time, and So Totally Emily Ebers.

Her latest book, Absolutely Maybe, is her first young adult title.

Part of her entry:
The book I am listening to right now is The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life. The other day I mistakenly told someone I was listening to Jimmy Buffet's biography. Whoops. Totally wrong Buffet.

What I am enjoying so much about Snowball is that master financier (Warren) Buffet's story is not just one of wheeling and dealing, but rather of an a odd little boy who grew up to be a powerful (and still odd) man. Author Alice Schroeder has a breezy writing style and even the high finance sections are easy to digest. But what she has done best is to make Buffet human. He seems like just a regular guy, albeit a genius. This is not just a great book about money and how one man amassed so much of it, it's great storytelling. [read on]
Learn more about Lisa Yee at her website, The Lisa Yee Blog, her MySpace page, and the new Absolutely Maybe MySpace page.

Writers Read: Lisa Yee.

--Marshal Zeringue