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  • Published: 22 August 2012
  • ISBN: 9780241955024
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 216
  • RRP: $22.99

Boomerang

The Biggest Bust




Michael Lewis's brilliant tragi-comic romp across Europe shows how the financial crisis is about to hit everyone in the face.

Right now, Europe is in serious financial chaos. In Greece, infrastructure costs mean it would be cheaper to transport all Greek rail passengers by taxi, and hairdressing is classified as arduous for tax avoidance purposes. In Iceland, Range Rovers frequently explode as owners collect the insurance to pay for them. Ireland saw the entire country put up for sale - to itself, while the Germans expected the whole world to behave like them. But the whole world didn't.
In this hilarious, fascinating, timely must-read, Michael Lewis reveals the true natures of the countries caught up in - and exacerbating - our boomerang economies.
'Desperately funny' Daily Telegraph

'Top form' Spectator

'Fascinating' The New York Times

'Hilarious' Irish Independent Review
%%%In Boomerang Michael Lewis, the international bestselling author of The Big Short, Liars' Poker, The Blind Side and Moneyball, turns his trademark wit to the subject of how the financial meltdown hit us all in the face.



Right now, Europe is in serious financial chaos. In Greece, infrastructure costs mean it would be cheaper to transport all Greek rail passengers by taxi, and hairdressing is classified as arduous for tax avoidance purposes. In Iceland, Range Rovers frequently explode as owners collect the insurance to pay for them. Ireland saw the entire country put up for sale - to itself, while the Germans expected the whole world to behave like them. But the whole world didn't.



In this hilarious, fascinating, timely must-read, Michael Lewis reveals the true natures of the countries caught up in - and exacerbating - our boomerang economies.
%%%In Boomerang Michael Lewis, the international bestselling author of The Big Short, Liars' Poker, The Blind Side and Moneyball, turns his trademark wit to the subject of how the financial meltdown hit us all in the face.
Right now, Europe is in serious financial chaos. In Greece, infrastructure costs mean it would be cheaper to transport all Greek rail passengers by taxi, and hairdressing is classified as arduous for tax avoidance purposes. In Iceland, Range Rovers frequently explode as owners collect the insurance to pay for them. Ireland saw the entire country put up for sale - to itself, while the Germans expected the whole world to behave like them. But the whole world didn't.
In this hilarious, fascinating, timely must-read, Michael Lewis reveals the true natures of the countries caught up in - and exacerbating - our boomerang economies.

  • Pub date: 22 August 2012
  • ISBN: 9780241955024
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 216
  • RRP: $22.99

About the Author

Michael Lewis

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, and The Big Short, 'probably the single best piece of financial journalism ever written' (Reuters). Lewis is contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and also writes for Vanity Fair and Portfolio Magazine.

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