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This page covers the author of The Cheapskate's Guide To Walt Disney (Cheapskate's Guide to Walt Disney World).
For other authors named Michael Lewis, see the disambiguation page.
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A conversation with author Michael Lewis
Charlie Rose, Monday, May 31, 2004 at 0am
Michael Lewis discusses Moneyball : the art of winning an unfair game.
A conversation with columnist for Bloomberg News, Michael Lewis, about his book "Moneyball", which explores the role of advanced statistical analysis in creating better baseball metrics and, ultimately, in building better baseball teams. (timspalding)
Prospect Sierra School presents MICHAEL LEWIS at Berkeley City Club
Books Inc. in Berkeley, Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 8pm
An Intimate & Irreverent Evening with Michael Lewis
Author of The Big Short, Boomerang, and Liar’s Poker, successful and succinct investigative reports of Wall Street and the financial crisis, Michael Lewis is perhaps the best-known, most influential financial journalist of our time. His latest book, Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt, uncovers the “rigged” system of equity trading. Lewis is also a keen observer of human instinct, determination and compassion, so skillfully brought to life in his personal tributes The Blind Side and Coach; and with great humor in his reflections on parenting, Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood.
In this fireside chat moderated by Katherine Dinh, Head of Prospect Sierra School, Lewis will share childhood memories, discuss his work and field questions from the assembly. “An Intimate & Irreverent Evening with Michael Lewis” is a benefit for the tuition assistance program at Prospect Sierra School, where Michael Lewis and his wife Tabitha Soren’s children attend. Click here to purchase your ticket(s)!
For more information on Prospect Sierra School visit: http://prospectsierra.org/
For more information on Berkeley City Club visit: http://berkeleycityclub.com/
Location: Berkeley City Club Street: 2315 Durant Avenue City: Berkeley, Province: California Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
City Arts and Lectures presents MICHAEL LEWIS & TABITHA SOREN
Books Inc. in Alameda, Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 7:30pm
City Arts and Lectures presents Michael Lewis discussing his latest work, Flash boys: A Wall Street Revolt, in conversation with Tabitha Soren.
For more information visit: http://www.cityarts.net/
Location: Nourse Theater Street: 275 Hayes St City: San Francisco, Province: California Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Michael Lewis - Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt — at GW Lisner
Politics and Prose, Friday, April 4, 2014 at 7pm
Michael Lewis, bestselling and award winning author of Moneyball, The Blind Side, and The Big Short, returns to the financial world with Flash boys, (W.W. Norton, $27.95) a new book that gives readers a ringside seat as the biggest story in years prepares to hit Wall Street. Lewis will be in conversation with Andrew Sullivan of The Dish.
This event is part of THE NEWSMAKERS SERIES, a partnership of Politics & Prose and GW Lisner, that moves beyond the headlines to spark in-depth conversations about contemporary issues.
1 Book and 1 Ticket: $30, $25 for members 1 Book and 2 Tickets: $40, $35 for members
Online sales end at noon. Tickets will be available at the door. All books and tickets will be available at will-call 6 p.m. the day of the event. P&P will not have books or tickets available for pick up prior to the evening of the event.
Street: GW Lisner Auditorium Additional: 730 21st Street NW, Washington City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20052 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Nicholas Dawidoff signs COLLISION LOW CROSSERS
Square Books, Friday, November 22, 2013 at 5pm
Nicholas Dawidoff will be interviewed by Wright Thompson about his definitive portrait of professional football's hidden world.
Football is the country's most popular pastime, and yet most of what happens in today's NFL is a mystery. The New York Jets gave Nicholas Dawidoff a security code, a locker, an office in the scouting department, and for an entire year he lived with the team. He has written a vivid, funny, and moving narrative about an emblematic NFL season that deepens the way we know the game.
In COLLISION LOW CROSSERS, Dawidoff introduces us to a memorable cast of characters: brilliant, polarizing head coach Rex Ryan; the defensive coaches and their offensive counterparts and rivals; the best defensive player in football, Darrelle Revis, and the young, whimsical, and erratic quarterback Mark Sanchez; and the brotherhood of American characters who come together to form a team.
Here finally is the definitive work on the elusive game, a story that is part Paper Lion and part Moneyball, part Deliverance and part The Office. About the Author
Nicholas Dawidoff is the author of four books. One of them, The Fly Swatter, was a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and another, In the Country of Country, was named one of the greatest all-time works of travel literature by Conde Nast Traveller. A graduate of Harvard University, he has been a Guggenheim, Civitella Ranieri and Berlin Prize Fellow, and is a contributor to The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine and the American Scholar.
Location: Street: 160 Courthouse Sq City: Oxford, Province: Mississippi Postal Code: 38655-3914 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Frank Deford and Bill Littlefield, Over Time and Only a Game
Porter Square Books, Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 7pm
“Is there anyone who writes about sports with more elegance? Is there anyone who writes about sports with more humor, insight, and a style all his own? Nope. Frank Deford is the best there is. His memoir Over Time is beautiful, funny, poignant and poetic. It is a privilege to say these words about him.” Buzz Bissinger, author of Friday Night Lights
“Bill Littlefield is a little oasis for the authors he interviews, a place to stop and be refreshed in the greater understanding of another. His literary intelligence and passion shine through all he writes and says.” Michael Lewis, author of THE BLIND SIDE
The author of eighteen books, Frank Deford has worked in virtually every medium. He is senior contributing writer at Sports Illustrated, where his byline first appeared in 1962. A weekly commentator for NPR's "Morning Edition," he is also a regular correspondent on the HBO show "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel." As a journalist, Deford has won the National Magazine Award for profiles, and has been elected to the Hall of Fame of the National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters. Voted by his peers as U.S. Sportswriter of the Year six times, he was also cited by The American Journalism Review as the nation's finest sportswriter and was twice voted Magazine Writer of the Year by the Washington Journalism Review. He has been presented with a Christopher Award and awards for distinguished service to journalism from the University of Missouri and Northeastern University. Deford and Red Smith are the only authors with more than one piece in The Best American Sportswriting of the Century, edited by David Halberstam. For his radio and TV work, Deford has won both an Emmy and a George Foster Peabody Award.
Bill Littlefield has been the host of the syndicated National Public Radio sports show Only a Game since 1993. He teaches a course in the Humanities Division at Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts, where he also serves as writer-in-residence. Littlefield is the author of several books, including Baseball Days and Champions: Stories of Ten Remarkable Athletes.
Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
MICHAEL OHER - I Beat the Odds
Book People, Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 7pm
Football Star & New York Times Bestselling Author Michael OHER will sign I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness, to THE BLIND SIDE, and Beyond
PLEASE NOTE: This event is a SIGNING ONLY. In order to join the signing line you must purchase a paperback edition of I Beat the Odds from BookPeople. Oher will sign only his books at this event.
The football star made famous in the hit book and film THE BLIND SIDE reflects on how far he has come from the circumstances of his youth. Michael Oher shares his personal account of his story, in this inspirational New York Times bestseller.
Looking back on how he went from being a homeless child in Memphis to playing in the NFL, Michael talks about the goals he had to break out of the cycle of poverty, addiction, and hopelessness that trapped his family. Eventually he grasped onto football as his ticket out and worked hard to make his dream into a reality. With his adoptive family, the Touhys, and other influential people in mind, he describes the absolute necessity of seeking out positive role models and good friends who share the same values to achieve one's dreams. Sharing untold stories of heartache, determination, courage, and love, I Beat the Odds is an incredibly rousing tale of one young man's quest to achieve the American dream.
RSVP on Facebook In order to have anything signed at a BookPeople event, a copy of the event book must be purchased from BookPeople. If you purchase your book from BookPeople in advance of the event, please save your receipt and present it at the event.
Thank you for supporting Michael Oher, and your local independent bookstore!
Location: Street: 603 N Lamar Blvd City: Austin, Province: Texas Postal Code: 78703-5413 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Monthly Book Group
Sunnyvale Public Library, Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 7pm
Michael Lewis, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine.
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis. Lewis, author of sports books The Blind Side and Moneyball, explains the credit crisis of 2008 by telling the stories of a few individuals who saw the crash coming and bet against it. (bookbuyer)
Michael Lewis - THE BIG SHORT
Octavia Books, Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 6pm
Michael Lewis discusses The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine.
Please join us for a very special evening with Michael Lewis, author of THE BLIND SIDE, for a discussion and booksigning celebrating his new book, THE BIG SHORT: Inside the Doomsday Machine. A brilliant account—character-rich and darkly humorous—of how the U.S. economy was driven over the cliff. Truth really is stranger than fiction. Who better than the author of the signature bestseller Liar’s Poker to explain how the event we were told was impossible—the free fall of the American economy—finally occurred; how the things that we wanted, like ridiculously easy money and greatly expanded home ownership, were vehicles for that crash; and how shareholder demand for profit forced investment executives to eat the forbidden fruit of toxic derivatives. Michael Lewis’s splendid cast of characters includes villains, a few heroes, and a lot of people who look very, very foolish: high government officials, including the watchdogs; heads of major investment banks (some overlap here with previous category); perhaps even the face in your mirror. In this trenchant, raucous, irresistible narrative, Lewis writes of the goats and of the few who saw what the emperor was wearing, and gives them, most memorably, what they deserve. He proves yet again that he is the finest and funniest chronicler of our times. (booksense)
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