‘Big Short’ author Michael Lewis almost ready to publish book on SBF


Michael Lewis, the bestselling writer of The Huge Brief and Moneyball, has revealed that he has nearly completed writing his e book on Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) and the collapse of the FTX crypto trade.

The upcoming e book is titled Going Infinite: the Rise and Fall of a New Tycoon, and Lewis initially found to the topic of Bankman-Fried in late 2021, after a buddy had requested him to fulfill the FTX founder and get a learn on him.

Talking on the 2023 Bitcoin Convention in Miami on Could 19, Lewis didn’t supply a particular publishing date however did point out that he needs the e book to drop across the time the felony trial in opposition to SBF begins in October.

A fast search on Amazon does present nevertheless that the e book has a tentative launch date of Oct. 3.

Going Infinite: the Rise and Fall of a New Tycoon. Supply: Amazon.

Lewis was additionally reportedly near finishing the e book proper earlier than FTX infamously imploded in November 2022 and the following criminal charges were brought against SBF, including a completely special approach to the story behind the previous billionaire crypto mogul.

The tales of SBF and FTX

Recounting the writing course of whereas talking on the Bitcoin convention, Lewis urged that the FTX drama in the end saved the e book.

“I assumed ‘I haven’t got a e book,” he mentioned, including:

“I had this dialog with a type of individual I used as a sounding board…and he mentioned ‘Your downside is you do not have a 3rd act. You may have the primary two acts, however you do not have a 3rd act.’ And I mentioned ‘that is completely proper. I do not know the right way to finish it.’ Per week later, FTX blows up. I used to be so grateful.”

The writer in fact didn’t need to give a run down of too many particulars on the e book, however did observe that he was capable of get a primary hand-look of FTX’s meltdown because it occurred.

“It goals to learn like a bit of fiction,” he mentioned, including that “Should you did not know something about crypto. Should you did not even know who Sam Bankman-Fried was. You may suppose ‘that is only a made up-story’,” he mentioned.

Notably, Lewis additionally disclosed at Bitcoin Miami that he owns a modest quantity of Bitcoin (BTC) that was all locked up within the FTX chapter.

Provided that Lewis was capable of present a fascinating and in-depth run of the important thing gamers and moments surrounding the 2008 housing bubble disaster in The Huge Brief, his subsequent e book on SBF is certain to have some attention-grabbing insights.

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Throughout his look on the convention, Lewis revealed that he has interviewed anybody from SBF’s interior circle and workers, to authorities officers in each the Bahamas and the U.S.

He has additionally had entry to SBF for 2 years, with the FTX founder continuing to permit Lewis to interview him throughout his home arrest in Paolo Alto.

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