In Boomerang, award-winning author Michael Lewis takes us on a whirlwind tour of the new global economic order. He reveals how capital is now fleeing from once prosperous countries and seeking out safer, more profitable havens in some of the most unexpected places on earth. Along the way, he discovers that financial crises are no longer just episodes that interrupt our standard of living; they have become our standard of life. Lewis offers fresh insights into: ¢ why Greece went bankrupt (and why Germany should have seen it coming) ¢ what happened when Dubai ran out of oil money ¢ how to make money betting against bankers . . . and much more. With his trademark wit and verve, he shows us that today’s world economy is every bit as crazy—and unpredictable—as ever before.
For who is this book for ?
Michael Lewis’s Boomerang is a fascinating, eye-opening look at the new global economic order. Anyone with an interest in finance, economics, or travel will enjoy this book.
- Well written
- It’s not always clear what Lewis is talking about.
- The author is often biased and opinionated.
- The book can be dry at times.
Learn more about the author
Michael Lewis is the author of nine previous books, including The New New Thing. He has been a contributing editor to Vanity Fair since 2009 and writes for Bloomberg View . Prior to that he was a staff writer at Fortune and wrote the “Lexicon Valley” column for Slate. Lewis has also written extensively for NPR. He lives in Berkeley, California with his wife and children.
“I really enjoyed reading Boomerang. Michael Lewis has a great writing style that is easy to read and makes complex topics understandable. He provides a lot of interesting insights into the current global economic landscape.”
“This book is a must-read if you want to understand the current global economic crisis. Lewis provides clear explanations of complex topics and offers insightful observations about what’s going on in Europe, Asia, and the United States.”
“Where Lewis is at his best, as in The Big Short, he takes a complex and esoteric topic and makes it digestible for the average person … In Boomerang, this talent manifests itself in an examination of global capital flight.”