Monday, March 27, 2017
Michael Lewis, financial journalist and New York Times best-selling author, has published more than a dozen books on subjects ranging from politics to Wall Street. His latest book, Flash Boys, reveals how the legal—but highly questionable—practice of high-frequency trading has allowed certain Wall Street players to work the stock market to their advantage, and has been called one of the most provocative books to hit shelves since his The Big Short. In The Blind Side, he tells the story of NFL offensive tackle Michael Oher, and how his life was transformed from being a teen living on the streets of Memphis after he is adopted by Evangelical Christians. Prior to that, Lewis wrote Moneyball, a book ostensibly about baseball but also about the way markets value people. Three of his books became Academy Award nominated films.