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  • Published: 15 August 1998
  • ISBN: 9780679768098
  • Imprint: Vintage USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • RRP: $26.99

Losers


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Michael Lewis is a master at dissecting the absurd: after skewering Wall Street in his national bestseller Liar's Poker, he packed his mighty pen and set out on the 1996 campaign trail.  As he follows the men who aspire to the Oval Office, Lewis discovers an absurd mix of bravery and backpedaling, heroic possibility and mealy-mouthed sound bytes, and a process so ridiculous and unsavory that it leaves him wondering if everyone involved-from the journalists to the candidates to the people who voted-isn't ultimately a loser. The contenders: Pat Buchanan:  becomes the first politician ever to choose a black hat over a white one. Phil Gramm: spends twenty million dollars to convince voters of his fiscal responsibility. John McCain: makes the fatal mistake of actually speaking his mind. Alan Keyes: checks out of a New Hampshire hotel and tells the manager another candidate will be paying his bill. Steve Forbes: refuses to answer questions about his father's motorcycles. Bob Dole: marches through the campaign without ever seeming to care.    Losers is a wickedly funny, unflinching look at how America really goes about choosing a President.

  • Pub date: 15 August 1998
  • ISBN: 9780679768098
  • Imprint: Vintage USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • RRP: $26.99

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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