Thursday, April 15, 2010

Michael Lewis' 5 favorite books

Michael Lewis is the bestselling author of Liar’s Poker, The Blind Side, and a new chronicle of the financial crisis, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine.

One of his favorite books of all time, as told to The Daily Beast:
A Confederacy of Dunces
by John Kennedy Toole

It describes the peculiar street life of the place I grew up (New Orleans) with the precision of a Flemish painting. One of the few books I dip into every few years to make sure I'm still sane. (If I laugh, I am.) It's also one of the three funniest books I've ever read, along with...
Read about the other books on Lewis' list.

A Confederacy of Dunces also appears on Cracked magazine's list of classic funny novels.

Read more about Lewis' most important books.

The Page 69 Test: The Blind Side.

--Marshal Zeringue