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:
|The Big Short||Lewis||15||.06|
|Too Big to Fail||Sorkin||20||.03|
|The Greatest Trade Ever||Zuckerman||2||.01|
|The Two Trillion Dollar Meltdown||Morris||0||0|
|This Time is Different||Reinhart/Rogoff||0||0|