[Updated] The Best F**king Books About the Financial Crisis

With a few new books out about the financial crisis, my list of "the best fucking books" about the crisis needs to be updated. By way of refresher, here is what I wrote last time to introduce the list:

I get asked all the time what the best fucking book is about the financial crisis. Well, here it is: A (partial)  list of books about the past year’s financial crisis, sorted in decreasing order of the number of times the word “fuck” appears. In the spirit of rigorous scientific inquiry, I have also provided the number of fucks per page.

Michael Lewis has out his new book "The Big Short", and it turns out to be profanity-laced. Matter of fact, we have a new leader, at least in terms of fucks per page, if not in terms of total fucks. Then again, if Lewis had written a doorstopper like fuck-count leader Sorkin’s, he’d have more than double the f-shots.

Here is the newly revised list of best fucking books about the financial crisis, including Lewis’s book, but now sorted by fucks per page:

Book Author # fucks #/page
The Big Short Lewis 15 .06
Too Big to Fail Sorkin 20 .03
The Sellout Gasparino 10 .02
The Greatest Trade Ever Zuckerman 2 .01
Bailout Nation Ritholtz 0 0
The Two Trillion Dollar Meltdown Morris 0 0
This Time is Different Reinhart/Rogoff 0 0

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