Item description for Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis & Scott Brick...
Moneyball is a quest for something as elusive as the Holy Grail, something that money apparently can't buy: the secret of success in baseball. The logical places to look would be the giant offices of major league teams and the dugouts. But the real jackpot is a cache of numbers collected over the years by a strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts: software engineers, statisticians, Wall Street analysts, lawyers, and physics professors.
In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Lewis shows us how and why the new baseball knowledge works. He also sets up a sly and hilarious morality tale: Big Money, like Goliath, is always supposed to win . . . how can we not cheer for David? Michael Lewis is the bestselling author of Coach,Moneyball, and The New New Thing, among other books. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife, Tabitha Soren, and their two daughters
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Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 5" Height: 6" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Sep 6, 2011
Publisher Random House Audio
ISBN 030796695X ISBN13 9780307966957
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More About Michael Lewis & Scott Brick
Michael Lewis, PhD, is the University Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry and Director of the Institute for the Study of Child Development at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. A widely cited leader in the field of developmental psychology, Dr. Lewis has written or edited more than 30 books. Jeannette M. Haviland-Jones, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Human Emotions Lab at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She has studied and written extensively about emotional development for over 25 years, with interests including lifespan changes in displays of emotion, gender differences in emotions, and the organizing effects of emotion on cognition and on personality. Lisa Feldman Barrett, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Interdisciplinary Affective Science Laboratory at Boston College, with appointments at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. Her research addresses the nature of emotion from social-psychological, psychophysiological, cognitive science, and neuroscience perspectives. A recipient of the NIH Director's Pioneer Award, she has published two previous books and over 80 papers and chapters.
Michael Lewis currently resides in New Brunswick, in the state of New Jersey. Michael Lewis was born in 1937 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Rutgers University.