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Introducing the ultimate Quicklet Bundle featuring the best books from Michael Lewis, including:-The Blind Side (made into a feature film!)-Liars Poker-Moneyball (made into a feature film!)-Boomerang-The Big Short-Home Game-The Game of LifeInsteadMoreIntroducing the ultimate Quicklet Bundle featuring the best books from Michael Lewis, including:-The Blind Side (made into a feature film!)-Liars Poker-Moneyball (made into a feature film!)-Boomerang-The Big Short-Home Game-The Game of LifeInstead of paying over $20 to get the Quicklets individually, its only $9.77!Here are short excerpts of each Quicklet. Enjoy!= = = = =On Liars Poker:Published in 1989, best-selling Liar’s Poker details author Michael Lewis’s time in the London office of Salomon Brothers in the mid-1980’s. Written after he left the firm in 1988, the book tells the story of 1980’s Wall Street in a wickedly funny manner, featuring some of the most interesting characters to walk across the pages of non-fiction.Along with Tom Wolfe’s Bonfire of the Vanities, it is generally considered to be one of the defining books of the era. The name is taken from liar’s poker, a gambling game popular with Wall Street traders.Though Liar’s Poker has not yet been made into a film, Lewis is currently in discussions with Warner Bros. about a film adaptation.= = = = =On Boomerang:Boomerang: Travels In The New Third World started by accident. During a meeting with a Dallas hedge fund owner in 2008 for another book, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, the investor made a prediction to author Michael Lewis that countries in the developed West would soon go bust. Two and a half years later, that prediction was becoming a reality. Countries long considered first world were becoming third world. Lewis knew that he had to write a book about what was happening.Going to Iceland, Greece, Ireland, Germany, and then to his home state of California, Lewis describes the conditions and people that made the massive financial troubles possible. He interviews economists, politicians, public service workers, and ordinary citizens to get a full picture of what happened and what may happen in the future. Peppered throughout Boomerang is Lewis’ trademark humor and cultural observations.= = = = =On The Blind Side:Liar’s Poker was a semi-autobiographical novel focused on Lewis’ experiences at Salomon Brothers. He continued the financial theme in his sophomore novel, The New, New Thing (1999) before transitioning to the sports-centered theme found in The Blind Side with his novel Moneyball (2003), which focused on the success of Billy Beane and the Oakland A’s.The Blind Side is the story of high school footballer Michael Oher rising from the clutches of poverty to rise to fame as a first-pick draft choice for the NFL. When the book was first released in 2006, it quickly became a New York Times bestseller. In 2009, the book was adapted into a film. The film earned a slew of award nominations, from the Teen Choice Awards to the Academy Awards. Sandra Bullock, who portrayed the tough-as-nails Leigh Anne Tuohy, won an Oscar.= = = = =On Moneyball:Moneyball was written by Michael Lewis, a non-fiction and financial writer, and a contributing editor to Vanity Fair magazine.Lewis, a life-long baseball fan, wrote the book after taking up an interest in Billy Beane’s uncanny success with the low-budget Oakland A’s of the early 2000’s.It became a New York Times bestseller, and has been cited as a book that is accessible both to baseball fanatics and non-sports fans alike. The book was published in 2004, and has since generated buzz about a new era of management in baseball.