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Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Gameby Michael Lewis
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Billy Beane, the Oakland A's general manager, is leading a revolution. Reinventing his team on a budget, he needs to outsmart the richer teams. He signs undervalued players whom the scouts consider flawed but who have a knack for getting on base, scoring runs, and winning games. Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball and a tale of the search for new baseball knowledge — insights that will give the little guy who is willing to discard old wisdom the edge over big money.
"You need know absolutely nothing about baseball to appreciate the wit, snap, economy... and incisiveness of [Moneyball]. Lewis has hit another one out of the park." Janet Maslin, New York Times
"One of the most enjoyable baseball books in years." The New York Times Book Review
"Ebullient, invigorating...provides plenty of action, both numerical and athletic, on the field and in the draft-day war room." Time
"[The] most influential book on sports ever written. If you're a baseball fan, Moneyball is a must." People
"Anyone who cares about baseball must read Moneyball." Newsweek
"Another journalistic tour de force." Wall Street Journal
"Engaging, informative, and deliciously contrarian." Washington Post
"May be the best book ever written on business." Weekly Standard
"You have to read Moneyball....Amazing anecdotes...an entertaining, enlightening read." Baseball America
"Stunning....[Lewis's] explanations of the science of baseball...are spellbinding." New York Observer
"An extraordinary job of reporting and writing." San Jose Mercury News
"A brilliantly told tale....Michael Lewis's beautiful obsession with the idea of value has once again yielded gold." Garry Trudeau, creator of Doonesbury
Opening Fall 2011, Moneyball is the story of the Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt). He has an epiphany: all conventional baseball wisdom is wrong. Reinventing his team on a budget, he needs to outsmart the richer teams. Joining with Ivy Leaguer Peter Brand (Jonah Hill), they recruit bargain players whom the scouts consider flawed but who have a knack for getting on base, scoring runs, and winning games. They'll either be the laughing stock of baseball or its vindicated underdogs.
A Columbia Pictures release directed by Bennett Miller (Capote), from the screenplay written by Steven Zaillian (Gangs of New York) and Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network), and produced by Michael De Luca (The Social Network), Rachael Horovitz (Grey Gardens), and Scott Rudin (The Social Network).
The New York Times bestselling book behind the major motion picture starring Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
About the Author
Michael Lewis, the best-selling author of Liar's Poker, The Money Culture, The New New Thing, Moneyball, The Blind Side, Panic, Home Game, The Big Short, and Boomerang, among other works, lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and three children.
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