Michael Lewis articles

Original articles by Michael Lewis

When Irish Eyes Are Crying“, Vanity Fair, March, 2011

Beware of Greeks Bearing Bonds“, Vanity Fair, October, 2010

The Man Who Crashed The World“, Vanity Fair, August, 2009

Wall Street on the Tundra“, Vanity Fair, April, 2009

The No-Stats All-Star“, The New York Times Magazine, February 15, 2009

The End of the Financial World as We Know It (with David Einhorn)“, The New York Times, January 3, 2009

The End“, Portfolio, December 2008

The Mansion: A Subprime Parable“, Portfolio, October 208

Asia Finally Gets the Message: Lehman is a wake up call that America can’t be trusted.“, The Big Money, September 16, 2008

Commie Ball: A Journey to the End of a Revolution“, Vanity Fair, July 2008

The Great McCain Story You’ve Probably Forgotten“, Slate, April 9, 2008

Inside Wall Street’s Black Hole“, Portfolio, March 2008

The Changing Room“, The New York Times Magazine, February 2, 2008

Dad Never Again“, Slate, January 17, 2008

What Does Goldman Know That We Don’t?“, Bloomberg, January 17, 2008

The Evolution of an Investor“, Portfolio, December 2007

Serfs of the Turf“, The New York Times, November 11, 2002

The Kick is Up and It’s a Career Killer: Consider the Life of the N.F.L. Kicker“, Play: The New York Times Sports Magazine, November 2007

In Nature’s Casino“, The New York Times Magazine, August 26, 2007

The Jock Exchange“, Conde Nast Portfolio, May 2007

“Inherit the Wind: My Katrna Aftermath”, The New Republic, March 19, 2007

Moral Education“, Slate, March 12, 2007

Monsters: Have I screwed up my daughters forever?“, Slate, February 15, 2007

Taco Bell’s Canyon“, Slate, January 31, 2007

“Reluctant Warrior, a review of Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell”, The New York Times Book Review, November 26, 2006

“What Keeps Bill Parscells Awake At Night”, The New York Times Sports Magazine, November 2006

The Ballad of Big Mike“, The New York Times Magazine, September 24, 2006

Coach Leach Goes Deep“, The New York Times Magazine, December 4, 2005

Wading Toward Home“, The New York Times Magazine, October 9, 2005

How To Make a Killing from Poetry: A Six Point Plan of Attack“, Poetry, July/August 2005

Absolutely, Power Corrupts“, The New York Times Magazine, April 24, 2005

The Eli Experiment“, The New York Times Magazine, December 19, 2004

“The Irresponsible Investor”, The New York Times Magazine, June 6, 2004

Coach Fitz’s Management Theory“, The New York Times Magazine, March 28, 2004

“The Personal is the Antipolitical”, The New York Times Magazine, September 28, 2003

“Grasso Certainly Great at One Thing: Getting Paid”, The Houston Chronicle, September 28, 2003

“Beane Counter”, Sports Illustrated, May 12, 2003

The Mark Twain Trail“, Slate, May 2, 2003

“One Big-Time Tech Stock Promoter Escapes Carnage”, The Houston Chronicle, April 27, 2003

Daddy Gets His Brain Back“, Slate, April 3, 2003

The Trading Desk“, The New York Times Magazine, March 30, 2003

In Defense of the Boom“, The New York Times Magazine, October 27, 2002

Daddy Fearest“, Slate, August 13, 2002

Eek, Mickey Mouse!“, Slate, July 29, 2002

The Little One“, Slate, July 15, 2002

Toddler Heaven“, Slate, June 24, 2002

Neglecting the Baby“, Slate, June 12, 2002

Young at the Wrong Time“, The New York Times Magazine, June 9, 2002

Infanticide to Infatuation“, Slate, May 20, 2002

Driving Miss Tallulah“, Slate, May 7, 2002

“Surfin’ Safari”, Gourmet, May 2002

Misery“, Slate, April 29, 2002

Sister Trouble“, Slate, April 22, 2002

The Final Push“, Slate, April 15, 2002

“Wait a Minute. Didn’t Enron Employees Ride That Stock Up?”, The Washington Post, March 3, 2002

“Adventures with a Frisco Kid”, Gourmet, March 2002

The Satellite Subversives“, The New York Times Magazine, February 24, 2002

O’Neill’s List“, The New York Times Magazine, January 13, 2002

“The Old Devil”, The New York Times Book Review, January 13, 2002

“Rethink: Manifestoes for the Next New York; The Financial District: Make a Playground for the Rich”, The New York Times Magazine, November 11, 2001

“The Deathbed of Television”, The American Spectator, September/October 2001

“Why You?”, The New York Times Magazine, September 23, 2001

“Faking It”, The New York Times Magazine, July 15, 2001

“An Insincere Cassoulet”, Gourmet, March 2001

“Jonathan Lebed’s Extracurricular Activities”, The New York Times Magazine, February 25,2001

“Boom Box”, The New York Times Magazine, August 13, 2000

Paris Chicken Pox“, Slate, June 5, 2000

“Having Her Say at the See”, The New York Times Magazine, June 4, 2000

Blame the Parents“, Slate, May 19, 2000

The War Hero Next Door“, Slate, May 5, 2000

Scary Animal Acts“, Slate, May 3, 2000

My First French Friend“, Slate, April 28, 2000

The Talented Ms. Gymbo“, Slate, April 21, 2000

How do you say “Freudian” in French?“, Slate, April 12, 2000

The Anatomy of the French Male“, Slate, April 4, 2000

Womb Temperature“, Slate, April 3, 2000

Do I Smell Funny?“, Slate, March 23, 2000

The Second French Lesson“, Slate, March 16, 2000

How She Love le Poisson“, Slate, March 10, 2000

“The Artist in the Gray Flannel Pajamas”, The New York Times Magazine, March 5, 2000

Waiting at the Gravitron“, Slate, February 28, 2000

The Train to Rome“, Slate, February 18, 2000

The Dinner Guests“, Slate, February 11, 2000

Changing Tallulah“, Slate, January 24, 2000

Raskolnikov the Handyman“, Slate, January 21, 2000

“Life Online: Jim and the Magic Diamond”, The Guardian, January 18, 2000

“Life Online: The Navigator”, The Guardian, January 17, 2000

“Captain Hubris”, The Guardian, January 15, 2000

“AOL: Almost Obscenely Large”, The Wall Street Journal, January 13, 2000

Jan. 10, 2000“, Slate, January 10, 2000

“I Liked a Pol”, The New York Times Magazine, November 21, 1999

“The Search Engine”, The New York Times Magazine, October 10, 1999

“The Joy of Quitting”, The New York Times Magazine, September 5, 1999

“Got Cotton?”, Forbes, April 5, 1999

“Spying with Interest”, The New York Times Book Review, March 21, 1999

“How the Eggheads Cracked”, The New York Times Magazine, January 24, 1999

“25-7”, Forbes, November 30, 1998

“King of the Geeks to Get His Comeuppance”, The Independent, November 15, 1998

“Marching Through Georgia”, The New York Times Book Review, November 8, 1998

“Why Secrets Will Always Be Leaked”, The Independent, October 4, 1998

“Troubled Times for the King of the Nerd”, The Independent, August 2, 1998

So… What?“, Slate, July 2, 1998

Doing it at the White Board“, Slate, June 29, 1998

“A Slow-Motion Disaster: Focus on Japan”, The Independent, June 28, 1998

Nerds Trying to do the Right Thing“, Slate, June 24, 1998

“Memo to Goldman: Don’t Do It”, The Independent, June 14, 1998

“Consumed by the Boom: All Money, All the Time”, The New York Times Magazine, June 7, 1998

“The Real Asian Miracle: The World’s Biggest Going-Out-of-Business Sale”, The New York Times Magazine, May 31, 1998

“The Money World Bows to American Bullies”, The Independent, May 3, 1998

“Hey, Mr. Neiss Guy. It’s Not Your Fault”, The Independent, April 12, 1998

The New Organization Marriage“, Slate, April 2, 1998

Future Nerd“, Slate, May 28, 1998

Kleiner ex Machina“, Slate, March 19, 1998

Push Capitalism“, Slate, March 4, 1998

“The Little Creepy Crawlers Who Will Eat You in the Night”, The New York Times Magazine, March 1, 1998

The Road Behind“, Slate, February 19, 1998

“Dinosaurs of the New Economy”, The New York Times Magazine, February 8, 1998

Sugar, Spice, and Everthing Nice“, Slate, February 4, 1998

Losers“, Slate, January 22, 1998

“The Man Who Invented Management”, The New York Times Book Review, January 11, 1998

“Giving Russia the Business”, The New York Times Magazine, January 11, 1998

We Precious Few“, Slate, December 18, 1997

“Heartless Donors”, The New York Times Magazine, December 14, 1997

Leaving Microsoft“, Slate, December 4, 1997

The Coming Out“, Slate, November 20, 1997

“The Money Pit”, The New York Times Magazine, November 16, 1997

Scary Smart“, Slate, November 14, 1997

TJ the Barbarian“, Slate, November 6, 1997

The New Organization Man“, Slate, October 30, 1997

“The $700,000-a-Year Drone”, The New York Times Magazine, October 19, 1997

“Bill Clinton’s Garbage Man”, The New York Times Magazine, September 21, 1997

“The Case Against Tipping”, The New York Times Magazine, September 21, 1997

“The High Cost of Hope”, The New York Times Magazine, August 24, 1997

“The Good Buy”, The New York Times Magazine, June 29, 1997

“Life in the Fast Lane”, The New York Times Magazine, July 27, 1997

Picasso Rules“, Slate, June 12, 1997

“Mike Milken Isn’t History”, The New York Times Magazine, June 1, 1997

“A Question of Honor: The Subversive”, The New York Times Magazine, May 25, 1997

“The Asian Con”, The New York Times Magazine, May 4, 1997

The British Election“, Slate, April 19, 1997

“I.R.S. R.I.P.”, The New York Times Magazine, March 30, 1997

“Vanities”, The The New York Times Book Review, March 23, 1997

“Royal Scam”, The New York Times Book Review, February 9, 1997

“The Silent Boom”, The New York Times Magazine, January 12, 1997

“Rainbow Inc.”, The New York Times Magazine, December 8, 1996

“The End”, The New Republic, November 25, 1996

“Foreign Objects”, The New Republic, November 18, 1996

“Better Off Now”, The New York Times Magazine, November 10, 1996

“Labor Pains”, The New Republic, November 4, 1996

“Experiments in Higher Living”, The New Republic, October 28, 1996

“Silver Medallists”, The New Republic, October 21, 1996

“The Quarterback”, The New Republic, October 14, 1996

“What Will Gates Give”, The New York Times Magazine, October 13, 1996

“Paranoia”, The New Republic, October 7, 1996

“Common Ground”, The New Republic, September 30, 1996

“Future Stock”, The New York Times Magazine, Seotenber 29, 1996

“The Democrats, Inc.”, The New Republic, September 16, 1996

“Howard’s End”, The New Republic, September 9, 1996

“California, Here They Come”, The New Republic, August 19 & 26, 1996

“The Death of Sherman McCoy”, The New York Times Magazine, August 18, 1996

“Bill and Bob’s Excellent Adventure”, The New York Times Book Review, July 28, 1996

“God Is in the Packaging”, The New York Times Magazine, July 21, 1996

“Crucifixation”, The New Republic, July 8, 1996

“Automatic Pilot”, The New Republic, June 24, 1996

“Just Buy It”, The New York Times Magazine, June 23, 1996

“The Herd of the Independent Minds”, The New Republic, June 3, 1996

“The Normal Person of Tomorrow”, The New Republic, May 20, 1996

“All Grossed Out”, The New York Times Magazine, May 19, 1996

“Surrogates”, The New Republic, May 13, 1996

“Club Fed”, The New York Times Magazine, April 21, 1996

“Blue-Collar Blues”, The New Republic, April 8, 1996

“Losers”, The New Republic, April 1, 1996

“Reality Bites”, The New Republic, March 25, 1996

“Free Willy”, The New Republic, March 18, 1996

“A Boardroom of One’s Own”, The New York Times Magazine, March 17, 1996

“Crying Without Tears”, The New Republic, March 11, 1996

“Animal Farm”, The New Republic, March 4, 1996

“The Messenger”, The New Republic, February 26, 1996

“Pig Heaven”, The New Republic, February 19, 1996

“President and CEO”, The New York Times Magazine, February 18, 1996

“Crystal Owl”, The New Republic, February 12, 1996

“The Griz”, The New Republic, February 5, 1996

“Let the Games Begin!”, The New Republic, January 29, 1996

“Only Connect”, The New York Times Book Review, January 28, 1996

“Fidelities Revisited”, The New York Times Magazine, January 21, 1996

“Ho Ho Silver”, The New Republic, January 8 & 15, 1996

“Consultacrats”, The New York Times Magazine, December 24, 1995

“Republican Socialism”, The New York Times Magazine, November 26, 1995

“He Lost It at the Movies”, The New Republic, November 20, 1995

“The Rich: How They’re Different Than They Used To Be”, The New York Times Magazine, November 19, 1995

“The Good Rat”, The New York Times Magazine, October 29, 1995

“The Beckner Effect”, The New York Times Magazine, October 1, 1995

“The Bonus Holdup”, The New York Times Magazine, September 10, 1995

“The Good Funeral”, The New Republic, August 7, 1995

“Ruble Roulette”, The New York Times Magazine, August 13, 1995

“Fidelities”, The New York Times Magazine, July 16, 1995

“Where’s Wall Street At”, The New York Times Magazine, May 21, 1995

“The Lying Game”, The New York Times Magazine, April 23, 1995

“For Love of Money: Why Central Bankers and Speculators Need Each Other”, Foreign Affairs, March/April 1995

“Losers and Winners in the Zero Game”, The Guardian, February 28, 1995

“Where Credit is Due”, The New Republic, February 13, 1995

“The Trojan Goose”, The New Republic, January 9 & 16, 1995

“The Case Against Abroad”, The New Republic, December 12, 1994

“Titillation”, The New Republic, October 24, 1994

“Scenic Beauty”, The New Republic, October 3, 1994

“Potus Operandi”, The New Republic, June 27, 1994

“Dropping Jackie”, The New Republic, June 20, 1994

“Humiliation”, The New Republic, May 9, 1994

“Boot Camp for Yuppies”, The New York Times Book Review, May 8, 1994

“Paint by Numbers”, The New Republic, April 25, 1994

“The New Lust Loophole: On Chuck Robb and Too-Subtle Sexual Distinctions”, The Washington Post, March 20, 1994

“Lights! Camera! News!”, The New Republic, February 28, 1994

“The Vision Thing”, The New Republic, February 19, 1994

“The Speculator”, The New Republic, January 10 & 17, 1994

“The Theologian, the Lay Activist, the Agnostic and the Atheist”, The Guardian, November 28, 1993

“Government, Up Close and Populist”, The New York Times Book Review, August 1, 1993

“Apocalypse High Brow: The Booming Doom Industry”, The Washington Post, May 2, 1993

“J-School Ate My Brain”, The New Republic, April 19, 1993

“Is Dan Quayle More Than a Pretty Face?”, The Guardian, October 13, 1992

“Thinking Japanese”, The Independent, September 20, 1992

“Uptight Little Island: A Not-So-Hale Farewell to Britannia”, The Washington Post, May 24, 1992

“Rockies Horror Show: Why Workers Won’t be Storming America’s Winter Palaces”, The Washington Post, September 15, 1991

“From Rags to Riches”, The New York Times Book Review, February 3, 1991

“Trump Fights Back”, The New York Times Book Review, September 2, 1990

“School for Scandal: Notes from Wall Street’s Bond-Trading Class of ’85”, The Washington Post, January 28, 1990

“Take a Stretcher, Miss Jones”, The Guardian, May 14, 1987

“Do You Have a Fire in Your Belly?””, The Wall Street Journal, March 5, 1987

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