Moneyball by Michael Lewis
The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

86%

7 Critic Reviews

The story clicks along with steady momentum, and possesses excellent revelatory powers.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

"This delightfully written, lesson-laden book deserves a place of its own in the Baseball Hall of Fame." —Forbes


Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Michael Lewis follows the low-budget Oakland A's, visionary general manager Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball theorists. They are all in search of new baseball knowledge—insights that will give the little guy who is willing to discard old wisdom the edge over big money.
 

About Michael Lewis

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Michael Lewis is the author of Panic!, Liar’s Poker, The New New Thing, Moneyball, The Blind Side, and Home Game, among other works. He lives in Berkeley, California.
 
Published March 17, 2004 by W. W. Norton & Company. 316 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Sports & Outdoors, History, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction
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Critic reviews for Moneyball
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Kirkus

Good
on May 20 2010

The story clicks along with steady momentum, and possesses excellent revelatory powers.

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Guardian

Excellent
Reviewed by Nicholas Wroe on Jul 29 2011

...part thriller, part-family saga, brilliantly told.

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Blog Critics

Good
Reviewed by Josh Hathaway on May 27 2009

Moneyball is a quick, engaging read and story for baseball fans, who will marvel at the inside look into a Major League front office.

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Blog Critics

Good
Reviewed by Stephen Silver on Jun 18 2008

...a fascinating and worthwhile read.

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About.com

Good
Reviewed by Shawn Stufflebeam on Mar 25 2014

...in addition to spinning a wonderful number-crunching adventure, Lewis really managed to touch me with the human side of his tale as well. The fast paced journey of discovery...had me re-examining the way I evaluate my own life...

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Forbes

Good
Reviewed by Dan Ackman on May 28 2008

Anyone interested in baseball, or even in the broader subject of human performance--finding the right person for the right job--should enjoy the ride.

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Teen Ink

Excellent
Reviewed by Julia on Feb 27 2013

This wonderfully entertaining, funny, and at times surprising book is a must-read...

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