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Michael Lewis was born in New Orleans and educated at Princeton University and the London School of Economics. He has written several books including the New York Times bestsellers Liar's Poker, widely considered the book that defined Wall Street during the 1980s, The Big Short, 'probably the single best piece of financial journalism ever written' (Reuters), the breakneck tour of Europe's post-crunch economy, Boomerang, and the bestselling expose of high-speed financial scams, Flash Boys. Lewis is contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and writes for Vanity Fair and Portfolio magazine.

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When best-selling author Lewis (The Blind Side) became a father, he discovered a huge disparity between what he was really feeling and what he was expected to feel. This honest, moving, and often humorous memoir records the aftermath of the birth of each of his three children and gives an eye-opening account of how one couple decided to split parenting duties in the modern age. Delightful and unexpected, Lewis's experiences should reassure other fathers they are not alone in navigating 21st-century gender roles. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 1/09.]-Elizabeth Brinkley, Granite Falls, WA Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

'[Praise for Liar's Poker] As traders would say, this book is a buy' Financial Times '[Praise for Liar's Poker] Wickedly funny' Daily Express '[Praise for Liar's Poker] Read all about it: headlong greed, inarticulate obscenity, Animal House horseplay' Sunday Times '[Praise for Liar's Poker] An amazing book, readable, funny and mind-boggling' Punch

After the birth of his first child, bestselling writer Lewis (Moneyball) felt he was a stranger in a strange land, puzzled at the gap between what he thought he should be feeling and what he actually felt. While he expected to be overcome by joy, he often felt puzzled; expecting to feel worried over a child's illness or behavior, he often felt indifferent. Lewis attempts to capture the triumphs, failures, humor, frustration and exhilaration of being a new father during the first year of each of his three children's lives. In one especially hilarious moment, Lewis is in a hotel pool in Bermuda distantly observing his children. When some older boys start teasing his oldest daughter, the youngest daughter, three years old at the time, lets fly a string of profanities at the top of her lungs. The boys retreat and then regroup for a second attack; when they return, she lets fly another string and tells them that she has peed in the pool, causing the boys to go away. All the while, Lewis watches from afar, too embarrassed to claim this youngster as his own but also proud that she has handled herself so smartly. Although Lewis is correct that his fatherhood moments might be more interesting to him than to anyone else, his reflections capture both the unease and the excitement that fatherhood brings. (June) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

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