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The Big Short by Michael   Lewis
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Dec 12, 2011

it was amazing

My mind was racing as this surprising page turner kept me plowing through even the confusing language of finance.

Michael Lewis did a great job explaining the hard to understand derivatives and exotic financial instruments that led to the financial collapse. The characters that Lewis followed were some of the few that correctly predicted the fallout and gained substantial wealth as a result. Their differing personalities and methods showed how deep and comprehensive the rottenness pervaded the financial sector.

Definitely a must read for someone looking to gain insight into the meltdown of 2008.
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December 12, 2011 – Started Reading
December 12, 2011 – Shelved
December 13, 2011 –
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December 16, 2011 –
December 16, 2011 –
50.0% "This is really turning out to be a fascinating look in to the financial meltdown."
December 18, 2011 – Finished Reading

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