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4.0 out of 5 stars ALICE IN BUFFETTLAND, September 30, 2008
This review is from: The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life (Hardcover)
Alice Schroeder is an accountant more than a writer but this book and its pattern flow very well. Buffett selected her more for her financial thinking than anything else I suspect. Schroeder tries to tell it like it is. I imagine Buffett felt the heat on reading some of it. Read the footnotes too.
It is the story of someone who got in the groove of making money and stayed there 24/7. The pull of the story is to see the interactions between Buffett and his relatives and other people. It is a very candid book.
WEB is a real hero by the end of the book. Maybe he became one as he got older. So it seems. Alice is egging him on to go from hero to sainthood at the end of the book. However, books about people are like icebergs, you only see the little bit above the surface. Good job Alice.
Buy the book at a bargain price.
I hear that when Charlie Munger wanted to read this book he tried to borrow it from the library. However, it was out on loan to Warren Buffett at the time.
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Initial post: Sep 30, 2008 2:13:28 PM PDT
Frobby says:
Now that's funny...and possibly true.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 8, 2008 7:28:33 AM PDT
Betty Wise says:
Agreed :)

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 8, 2008 7:28:41 AM PDT
Betty Wise says:
Agreed :)
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