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Successful investor Warren Buffett sits down with author Schroeder to give readers deep and erudite insights into his work and personal life. Detailing his views on current trends in the economy and society, Buffet speaks with tremendous wisdom about everything from his family to his business ethics. Richard McGonagle gives an eloquent, straightforward reading. He has a knack for delivering words with a profound importance in his voice, drawing in listeners and holding their interest for hours. Schroeder reads her introduction and sets the tone for this revealing biography. A Bantam hardcover (reviewed online). (Oct.)
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Warren Buffett should be applauded for allowing such open access to his life. Alice Schroeder, who interviewed friends and family, pored over Buffett's personal archive, and spent thousands of hours with Buffett, comes away with an unprecedented look at the hidden life of an American icon. At more than 900 pages (100 of which are notes), The Snowball—the title is a metaphor for the relentless growth of Buffett's portfolio—sets the bar high for future efforts. Schroeder's account is comprehensive and her eye for the telling detail keen; while she explains the financial deals, she also explores Buffett's childhood quirks and his unconventional marriage. Enough is enough, though, and John Mark Eberhart of the Kansas City Star speaks for several critics when he points out, "I just could have done with a little less bang for my buck."
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It's an old book but very interesting reading. I just don't know when I'll get finished reading it... it's thick. I did not have any problem with the book seller.Published 3 days ago by Ampi
Wonderful book. Well written and complete history of Warren Buffett.Published 4 days ago by gbfinley
I liked the facts and story, the writing left a lot to be desired. It was confusing and poorly & too lengthy in descriptions and explanations.
Clearer & simpler are better.
I like reading about Buffett. This book dove a little too deep for my tastes, but I don't regret reading it.Published 15 days ago by Robert S. Bossert
Interesting and very readable. A lot has been written about Buffett and it is nice to hear it in is own words. I read a lot but don't like to commit to a long book. Read morePublished 26 days ago by D. Sturgis