Thursday, April 15, 2010

Michael Lewis' favorite books

Michael Lewis is the bestselling author of Liar’s Poker, The Blind Side, and a new chronicle of the financial crisis, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine.

One of his favorite books of all time, as told to The Daily Beast:
Lucky Jim
by Kingsley Amis

It's set just after the Second World War, but it remains a timeless portrait of academic life. You can't help but wonder how much less Kingsley Amis might have achieved if he had been able to control his drinking.
Read about another book on Lewis' list.

Lucky Jim also appears among Roger Rosenblatt's five best satires of academic life.

Read more about Lewis' most important books.

The Page 69 Test: The Blind Side.

--Marshal Zeringue