Thu 13 Dec
Just back from California. On the flight out, I devoured Michael Lewis’s Next: The Future Just Happened, the follow-up to his wildly popular The New New Thing. Though not as epic as its predecessor, Next was terrific, a keen survey of social change in the post-Net age. Lewis convinced me that he is a truly gifted chronicler of eras, and while in San Francisco, I eagerly hunted down a copy of his first book, Liar’s Poker, a less polished yet thoroughly engaging recreation of the bond trading business during the heady Eighties.