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This review is from: Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World (Kindle Edition)This book is basically just a collection of 5 pieces done for vanity fair and available for free on their homepage.
While the articles are great i read all the original ones and somehow expected more content for my money.
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Initial post: Oct 3, 2011 11:17:00 AM PDT
Thank you! I follow Michael Lewis's writing pretty closely and I was curious if this book would be a collection of his Vanity Fair pieces, you have answered my question. These VF articles are incredible and well worth a collection in a book.
Posted on Oct 7, 2011 3:22:01 PM PDT
I don't think these articles are free from Vanity Fair unless you subscribe. Only teaser versions are free to non subscribers.
Posted on Oct 9, 2011 5:52:17 AM PDT
H. Whitehead says:
I went to Vanity Fair's website and found only introductory paragraphs to Lewis's essays. Then they ask you to pay for the rest of the text.
Posted on Oct 12, 2011 9:25:20 AM PDT
Gregory J. Kaleka says:
Jonathan over at "my money blog dot com" (amazon is particular about allowing links...) posted links to each of the stories from which this book is composed. They are all available in full.
Posted on Oct 14, 2011 6:13:27 AM PDT
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Posted on Oct 16, 2011 11:28:20 AM PDT
David Hutton says:
None of the comments here so far take note that the book is being criticized for what it is not. It is not new content to those of you who read Vanity Fair or want to seek out the articles online. So what! The articles are all excellent, as many of you note, so don't downgrade the book for collecting five related articles. And maybe pay more attention next time to a books' description before you spring for it, so you don't feel gyped.
Posted on Jan 2, 2012 12:40:37 AM PST
Thomas E. Davis says:
Did you actually mean to title this review "Good butt..."?
Posted on Jan 9, 2012 7:23:26 AM PST
Daniel Brady says:
It's a worthwhile grab for anyone who didn't read the articles in Vanity Fair, and I've got no problem at all with letting the author and publisher make a few bucks off of me - I'd rather read the page than the screen, anyway.
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