Apr 04, 11
Read on April 04, 2011 — I own a copy
I think of these "Best American Reporting" books as the text equivalent of a really long This American Life episode. Mostly I was left wanting more, especially on the more recent cases. My favorite, predictably, was about two of the more famous Ponzi schemers before Madoff, and what that suggests about Madoff's so-far murky beginnings and motives. My least favorite was the last one, about a Mexican crime family member, which was just too arty for my taste.