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Stacy Carlson was Speechwriter to Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson from May 2007 until January 20, 2009. She was the Secretary's silent scribe for all Treasury issues, from taxes to housing to China to the 2008 financial crisis. Despite a long, successful career in business, banking and government, Stacy always wanted to be a writer. In 2006, she said a prayer and decided it was time to be what she wanted. With good luck and a few strong writing samples she landed the job at Treasury. Prior to that, Stacy had been a lender, manager and executive at three national commercial banks and a senior public policy advisor at a major law firm. She was also Director of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's Washington, D.C. office, Western Region Political Director on the 2000 Bush for President campaign, and Staff Director of the Committee on House Administration at the U.S. House of Representatives. Stacy earned an MBA from Stanford University and a B.A. in economics from Cal State Bakersfield. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia. This is her first book.

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  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: RosettaBooks (January 26, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0795310889
  • ISBN-13: 978-0795310881
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,906,207 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By S. Katz on January 27, 2010
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I can't believe how much I learned from a book that was so enjoyable to read! Carlson's voice makes this book feel like a talk with one of your girlfriends. She's funny and smart and teaches us without ever talking down to us (the reader). This is a must-read for anyone who would like to understand more about the economy but doesn't want to feel like a dummy doing it. Three cheers for the arrival of this wonderful, unique writer, her terrific voice and a smashing first book. Can't wait to see what she does next.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By O. Baranczyk on January 26, 2010
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I loved the book. I was living in Washington, DC, at the time of the economic collapse, and I remember reading the Post and listening to NPR in an effort to learn more about and better understand the financial crisis. It was a great pleasure to read You, Me & the US Economy, and I think Stacy's account is compelling; I really enjoyed the moments of levity she sprinkled throughout. It's a valuable document of a wild ride.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ross Marks on April 1, 2010
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As speech writer for US Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, the author, Stacy Carlson, could have just given us a blow by blow of the financial crisis as she saw it happen. To her great credit, she not only did this, but she also carried out a lot of research into financial matters so she could provide readers with a context to help us understand what happened. Overall, I felt that all the important issues relating to the financial crisis were well covered. Stacy Carlson provides several useful explanations of technical terms in the text as they become relevant. These definitions are repeated in the Glossary at the back of the book. The glossary goes some way to making up for the absence of an index. This is not just a book for Americans, as many other countries made similar mistakes.

There is an element of gonzo journalism in the book as we learn about the life of this single, mid 40s, conservative Republican party supporter with a weakness for men in uniform, but this all helps make the book more readable. Importantly, this personal material also gives readers some understanding of the filters through which the author views the world. There is an interesting section in pages 99-102 that gives one a strong suspicion that some of candidate Obama's speeches on the crisis were substantially based on Carlson's writing for Paulson.

If you want to know why the Fed didn't bail out Lehman, read paragraph 2 on page 138.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. D. Schramm on February 2, 2010
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Carlson's book is an easy-read and must-read for anybody who wants to better understand the financial crisis of 2008. If Erma Bombeck had been the speechwriter for Secretary Paulson, this is the book she'd have written. Stacy's style and mastery of the chronology and terminology is a real gift to her readers. As I read from my kindle on the train I kept having to apologize to the people around for laughing out loud. Don't miss this book. JD Schramm, Faculty, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Reader in Washington DC on January 26, 2010
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Stacy Carlson is such an engaging writer, and has a wonderful way with readable words. I love how she describes a speechwriter as someone who is not necessarily expert in anything, and yet is expected to be an expert on everything. Written like a journal with dates and anecdotes, Carlson walks readers through the days before and during the collapse, and with wit and warmth she helps us piece it together -- even while recounting how her own world (and her mortgage!) seemed to be falling apart. Highly recommended.
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