I ran across a pretty good, old, video, posted on July 15, 2011, but possibly from an event in 2010(?), of a conversation between Vanity Fair's editor, Graydon Carter, and Michael Lewis. The talk mainly covers the financial crisis, Wall Street culture, and book authorship. It's a really good 8-part interview, lasting approximately 40 minutes, and I recommend it to anyone interested in the culture of Wall Street, the 2008 financial crisis, or is simply interested in writing non-fiction books.
Most of you probably know of Michael Lewis as a contributor to Vanity Fair and Bloomberg, and the author of popular books such as Moneyball, The Big Short, and Liar's Poker. Lewis is arguably the most-entertaining American writer covering business culture. He isn't everyone's cup of tea given how he paints with broad brushes and makes stories easy to digest, but I love his writing and his humour. I haven't read The Big Short yet but do plan to do it at some point. (If you are interested in the financial crisis, the best book is probably The Great Hangover, a collection of articles and essays by Vanity Fair, which also includes a couple of articles by Michael Lewis.)
(Thanks to @pkedrosky for originally bringing these videos to my attention.)
The following is the 1st part out of 8. I can't seem to embed all 8 into the same blog post for some reason so grab them at the original source from this link.)
Part 1 of 8
Tags: AIG, bonds and credit instruments, business culture, Goldman Sachs, Michael Lewis, real estate