Michael Lewis is a best-selling author and social commentator whose writing has enlightened and entertained us over the past two decades. Before becoming an author, he worked in the financial industry with The Salomon Brothers in New York and London. He provided an inside look at his career as a bond trader in his first book, Liar’s Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage of Wall Street, published in 1989. Now he is the author of 12 best-selling books. Two of his books have been adapted for blockbuster films. The Blind Side, which tells the inspirational true story of professional football player Michael Oher, won an Academy Award for Sandra Bullock in 2010. Moneyball, which focuses on the extraordinary baseball performance of the Oakland Athletics, resulted in the 2011 film starring Brad Pitt. Lewis’s latest book, Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World, was published in 2011. It is based on articles he wrote for Vanity Fair on the debt crisis in Greece, Iceland and Germany that has spread across the globe. Although best known for his books, Lewis is a regular contributor to The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Slate and Bloomberg. After graduating from Princeton University, he earned a Master’s degree at The London School of Economics.