“Success was individual achievement; failure was a social problem”: First Edition of The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine; Signed by Michael Lewis

  • The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine.

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine.

Item Number: 90988

New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2010.

First edition of “one of the best business books of the past two decades” (Malcolm Gladwell). Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Michael Lewis on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Darren Haggar.

“No one writes with more narrative panache about money and finance than Mr. Lewis....[he] does a nimble job of using his subjects’ stories to explicate the greed, idiocies and hypocrisies of a system notably lacking in grown-up supervision....Writing in faintly Tom Wolfe-ian prose, Mr. Lewis does a colorful job of introducing the lay reader to the Darwinian world of the bond market” (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times). Made into the 2015 film directed by Adam McKay, starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt.