Beware of Greeks Bearing Bonds

September 15th, 2010

Michael Lewis’ latest article “Beware of Greeks Bearing Bonds” dives into the question about whether Greece will default and how it will affect global finance. Appears in the October 2010 issue of Vanity Fair.

Shorting Reform

June 2nd, 2010

Michael Lewis submitted this satiracal op-ed piece to the NY Times.

Shockingly, the Senate version of the bill more or less would require us to cease to trade derivatives entirely. This unpleasant idea was introduced by Senator Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas, and it leads me to a point that is worth underscoring: We do not have a problem with the American people, we have a problem with American women. Elizabeth Warren, our TARP supervisor, continues to ask questions about what we did with our government money; Mary Schapiro has used her authority at the S.E.C. to sue Goldman Sachs. Of the four Republican senators who crossed over to vote with the Democrats, two were women — and one of the guys posed naked for Cosmopolitan magazine.

Michael Lewis on Charlie Rose

March 16th, 2010

Charlie Rose discusses The Big Short with author Michael Lewis.

Link to video

Michael Lewis on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

March 16th, 2010

Jon Stewart interviews Michael Lewis about his new book The Big Short and the subprime mortgage mess.

Link to full episode – March 15th, 2010.

Michael Lewis: What I Read

March 16th, 2010

Michael Lewis discusses his media diet with The Atlantic Wire’s Nichole Allen.

I don’t tweet, I don’t Twitter, I couldn’t even tell you how to read or where to find a Twitter message. I don’t actually see the point of limiting communication to a haiku. I find the whole effusion of communications technology bewildering. All you have to do is overhear a certain number of cell phone conversations to see that the vast majority of what people say and write to each other is totally pointless. I have an email address and I’m thinking of shutting that down. It’s amazing how overly accessible people are. There’s a lot of communication in my life that’s not enriching, it’s impoverishing.

How A Few Made Millions Betting Against The Market

March 16th, 2010

Michael Lewis was interviewed on NPR’s Fresh Air, 3/16/2010.

Link to Fresh Air’s story and audio [40 min 31 sec]

The Outsiders Who Foresaw The Subprime Crisis

March 16th, 2010

Michael Lewis and his new book The Big Short were profiled on NPR’s All Things Considered.

Link to story and audio [8m 59s]

“You have this body of facts out there in the financial world, and the vast majority of the people in that world are organizing the facts into one kind of picture — and it’s a pretty picture. And a handful of other people take the exact same facts, but they organize it into a different picture.”

60 Minutes: Inside the Collapse

March 14th, 2010

Wall Street bonuses in the current climate are a “very elegant form of theft” former bond trader Michael Lewis tells Steve Kroft. 60 Minutes, Sunday, March 14 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

Link to excerpt on

Link to part 1 and part 2 of the 60 Minutes episode on

Betting on the Blind Side

March 8th, 2010

Vanity Fair is carrying an excerpt of The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis, to be published this month by W. W. Norton; © 2010.

Origins of The Blind Side

February 22nd, 2010

ML explains the origins of The Blind Side to Michael Hogan on