Monday, January 16, 2012

Airport Reading

When I am stuck in the airport I often visit the bookstores there. Airports are apparently one of the last bastions where bookstores still exist whereas they have completely disappeared in some towns. Most of the time, airport bookstores do not carry anything of interest to me except the latest Barron's and a few finance magazines. Consequently, I was surprised pleasantly to see at least two of Michael Lewis' books at one airport bookstore, Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World (about the roots of financial crises in Greece, Ireland, Germany, and the US) and Moneyball (about the business and economics of baseball), both being NY Times bestsellers. Lewis the the author of Liar's Poker, a sardonic expose on the unreal bigger-than-life world of Wall Street in the 1980s.

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