Michael Lewis has published nine books on various subjects, all but one of them New York Times best sellers. His most recent book, The Blind Side, tells the story of Michael Oher, a poor, illiterate African-American kid living on the streets of Memphis whose life is transformed after he is adopted by white Evangelical Christians. Before that he wrote Moneyball, a book ostensibly about baseball but also about the way markets value people. His other works include The New New Thing, about Silicon valley during the Internet boom; Losers, about the 1996 Presidential campaign; and Liar’s Poker, a Wall Street story based in part on his own experience working as an investment banker for Salomon Brothers. He writes most often for the The New York Times Magazine, but his articles have also appeared in The New Yorker, Gourmet, Sports Illustrated, Foreign Affairs, and Poetry Magazine. He has served as editor and columnist for the British weekly The Spectator and as senior editor and campaign correspondent for The New Republic. He has filmed and narrated short pieces for ABC-TV’s “Nightline,” and made and a four part documentary on the social consequences of the internet for the BBC.
Mr. Lewis grew up in New Orleans, La, and remains deeply interested and involved in the city. He holds a B.A. in art history from Princeton and an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics. He lives in Berkeley with his wife, Tabitha Soren, and their three children: Quinn, Dixie and Walker.