Posts Tagged: michael lewis

When Marketing Trumps Truth

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This is how gay-male-identifying, biological women become straight chicks. Investigative journalism morphs into emotional memoir.

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The Rumpus Review of The Big Short

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My reading of the audience’s reaction to the bombast of The Big Short is not that people genuinely find the story amusing, but rather, that we are experiencing discomfort while simultaneously expecting to be entertained.

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The American Financial System in Story

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Take a look at this review of Michael Lewis’s Flash Boys over at The Millions. There’s something endearing about Lewis’s project to unmask and reveal: The task Lewis sets for himself in Flash Boys is to pry the American financial system loose from those black boxes and reimagine it for us on a human scale. And to […]

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Michael Lewis’s Daily Routines

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“I write from memory, as if I were writing a novel. When I finish a day’s writing I go back and check the text against my notes to make sure the facts and quotes are right, and that I haven’t inadvertently made anything up. The quotes are almost always accurate because by that point I’ve […]

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