Synopses & Reviews
A year ago it would have been difficult to conceive of an anthology of stories solely devoted to corporate malfeasance. Today, alas, the challenge has been to keep it confined to one volume. From P.J. O'Rourke's hilarious "How to Stuff a Wild Enron," in which he compares trying to understand Enron's finances to trying to buy an airline ticket at the best price, to Marc Peyser's perceptive look at that American institution, Martha Stewart.
Sometimes sad, occasionally hilarious, invariably informative, Best Business Crime Writing of the Year is a report from the frontlines by some of America's most talented and perceptive writers.
- "The New Bull Market" by Michael Kinsley from Slate
- "In Praise of Corporate Corruption Boom" by Michael Lewis from Bloomberg News
- "HardBall" by David McClintick from Forbes
- "The Accountants War" by Jane Mayer from the New Yorker
- "Enron Debacle Highlights the Trouble With Stock Options" by Thomas Stewart from Business 2.0
- "Investigating ImClone" by Alex Prudhomme from Vanity Fair
"Its Surowieckis writing that glitters most brightly here in the introduction, in the comments opening each section, even in the footnotes." Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
James Surowiecki is a business columnist for The New Yorker. He is the author of The Wisdom of Crowds.