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Monday, May 29, 2017

Summer Reading Suggestions

With the summer starting, it's time to think about the books to read over the summer.  If you're looking for engrossing and informative reads, here are a couple I really enjoyed: 

  • Black Edge by Sheelah Kolhatkar tells the tale of insider trading investigations into Steve Cohen's SAC Capital.  Fans of Showtime's Billions might find some similarities between Black Edge and the show.  If you've ever had to deal with a student honor code proceeding, you will also probably love the coverage of Mathew Martoma's forged transcripts and clerkship applications.
  • The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis explores the relationship between Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky.  If you've read Daniel Kahneman's book Thinking Fast and Slow, this puts that giant body of work into context.

What else should I put on my list?   I've got Norm Champ's Going Public on deck right now and need to pick up more material.

Posted by Benjamin P. Edwards on May 29, 2017 at 03:23 PM | Permalink


I've really enjoyed the novels of Maria Doria Russell (starting with "The Sparrow") and am reading her "Epitaph" (a version of the OK Corral events). I'm also thinking of turning to Kazuo Ishiguro's "The Buried Giant." And, after really liking Donald Ray Pollock's "Devil all the Time" and "Heavenly Table," I've got his collection, "Knockemstiff."

The trickier thing is how to write an article about this reading, with a catchy "strangely undertheorized" thesis . . .

Posted by: Rick Garnett | May 30, 2017 7:46:51 AM

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