Written on July 20th, 2011

Aired 07/17/11

TINA ROSENBERG, the winner of a MacArthur grant, is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine, a former member of the Times editorial board, and writes the online column Fixes for nytimes.com. Her book The Haunted Land on how Eastern Europe faced the crimes of Communism, won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Her latest book is JOIN THE CLUB: How Peer Pressure Can Transform The World


Q&A: MICHAEL LEWIS, Author – Home Game

Written on July 30th, 2009


Aired 07/28/09

MICHAEL LEWIS is one of my favorite popular writers. He writes about sports, business, Wall Street, Silicon Valley, political campaigns, now fatherhood - in bestselling books and for the New York Times Magazine and Vanity Fair, among others. He's smart and he has a sense of humor. Malcolm Gladwell says he's one of our best storytellers.

LEWIS was a trader at Salomon Brothers before he wrote his first best-seller, LIAR'S POKER about the excesses of Wall Street in the 1980s. He continues to write about that world with a couple of books in 2008 -- Panic: The Story of Modern Financial Insanity and The Real Price of Everything (editor) -- and a column for Bloomberg. His newest book, Home Game, is about fatherhood, so we'll talk about that, but even more we'll talk about Wall Street, madness, greed, the crash, and how we're dealing with it.

MICHAEL LEWIS received a BA in art history from Princeton University and an MSc in economics from the London School of Economics. He worked as an investment banker for Salomon Brothers before leaving to write LIAR'S POKER. Other books include MONEYBALL, on the Oakland A's, Billy Beane, and baseball's new wave of Ivy League general managers; PANIC: The Story of Modern Financial Insanity; and his newest, HOME GAME: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood.