Sunday, November 15, 2009

FAVORITE OF THE WEEK: Bestselling Author and Journalist of New York Times Magazine” and Bloomberg News: Michael Lewis


Welcome to Up Close and Personal. Once a week, on a Sunday, a favorite author, journalist will be featured as ‘Favorite of the Week”. The article will give the author or journalist more exposure and publicity about their work.

This week we choose Michael Lewis, a contemporary non-fiction author and a journalist. Mr. Lewis, received an art history degree from Princeton University and a Masters Degree in Economics from the London School of Economics.

He went on to work with Wildenstein Company famous for the finest art in the world, as an art dealer. He then became a bond salesman at Solomon Brothers in London, an experience he described in his first book, Liars’ Poker which was published in 1989. While at Salomon Brothers, he continued to work nights and weekends as a journalist,

He also written best-selling, insightful books that became bestsellers which include The New New Thing, Moneyball: The Art of Winning and Unfair Game, Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood, Coach: Lesson on the Game of Life, Next: The Future Just Happened, The Money Culture and Floating off the Page.

His book “The Blind Side” which is now a Warner’s Brothers film starring two time nominated and Oscar winner, Kathy Bates , and two time Golden Globe nominated, Sandra Bullock and Quinton Aaron . Award winning, director John Lee Hancock directed the film. “The Blind Side” will be out in theaters before Thanksgiving.

His column “Dad Again” began in 2002, for Slate Magazine after the birth of his second daughter, Dixie. Mr. Lewis was one of the high-profile hired to Condé Nast Portfolio . In February of 2009 he left Portfolio to join Vanity Fair, a magazine of pop culture, fashion, and politics published by Condé Nast Publication, where he is currently a contributing editor. The magazine Portfolio, which launched in April 2007, closes last April of this year.

Michael Lewis is also a contributing writer to the “New York Times Magazine” and a columnist for Bloomberg News.
He is married to the beautiful former MTV “veejay” Tabitha Soren. He and his wife have three children.

Photo of Mr. Michael Lewis by Dan Deitch

To purchase Michael Lewis books please visit www.amason.com

and www.barnesandnoble.com

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