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Tag Archives: The Big Short
Michael Lewis seems incapable of telling a lie.
In a freewheeling interview in front of a private banking group Wednesday night, the Berkeley writer confessed how he didn’t like the movie The Blind Side when he first saw it, how movie people would prefer that the author of a book adapted for the screen would just go away, and how the financial press actually did a good job reporting the 2008 crisis.
Lewis, who lives in Berkeley with his wife, … Continue reading »
But now there’s news that the book has captured the attention of our country’s lawmakers. According to a story on the website Politico, The Big Short has been mentioned at least 15 times in the hallowed halls of Congress — on the Senate floor, in committee meetings and in press conferences.
Dick Durbin, the … Continue reading »
Berkeley author Michael Lewis named his most recent book about the 2008 economic meltdown The Big Short.
He could have called it The Upside (in a nod to a previous book, The Blind Side.)
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine sold a phenomenal 60,000 copies the week after it was released on March 21. By early April, fans had bought 162,000 copies of the book, Jason Boog writes on the publishing website Galley … Continue reading »
Berkeley author Michael Lewis has other things on his mind right now — he’s on the book tour circuit promoting his new oeuvre The Big Short — but it won’t have escaped his notice that one of his earlier books is inching its way closer to moviedom.
Ten days after Sandra Bullock won a Best Actress Oscar for her role in The Blind Side – which was originally a book by Lewis – he told Fresh Air’s Terry Gross that he will never see a penny from that film.
“Are you asking me if I got rich off that movie?” Lewis said in a radio interview broadcast … Continue reading »
The adaption of his book The Blind Side was nominated for an Oscar award for Best Picture Tuesday morning, and Sandra Bullock got a nod for Best Actress. (Not that she acknowledged Lewis when she won a Golden Globe; she thanked everyone but him.)
It also looks like Brad Pitt can’t get enough of this Berkeley writer.
Pitt was supposed to star in Moneyball, Lewis’ book … Continue reading »