Michael Lewis, famous author of 'Liars Poker' and other books, published 'The Big Short' in 2010.
It examined the lead-up to the financial crisis of 2007/08, and portrayed a fascinating behind-the-scenes world where a few savvy analysts saw what was coming and profited from it - at the expense of the entire US economy.
I bought the book soon after it came out, and have it on my desk as I write these words. It's an excellent read, more like a detective story than a financial exposé. Now comes the news that a movie has been made from the book, and will be released later this year. Here's the trailer.
For those who've read my financial and economics articles, and found them useful, I think this movie might be a must-see. If they've been faithful to the book in making it, it'll certainly be an eye-opener. I plan to read early reviews with great interest. If it's as good as I think it could be, I'll be standing in line for tickets.