Monday, September 1, 2008

Another Warren Buffett Book With, Yet, Another Woman

Last week, we noted that a new book on Warren Buffett was due out, The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life.

In our post we noted that Buffett gave unique access to the author, Alice Schroeder, and seemed to give preference to women over men when it came to interviews and the like.

Now word is out that another Buffett biography is due out in January 2009. Same modus operandi, Buffett co-operating with a woman. This time Janet Tavakoli.

Tavakoli's book, Dear Mr. Buffett: What An Investor Learns 1,269 Miles From Wall Street, according to the publishers blurb:

takes you into the world of Warren Buffett by way of the recent mortgage meltdown. In correspondence and discussion with him over 2 years, they [Tavakoli and Buffett]both saw the writing on the wall, made clear by the implosion of Bear Stearns. Tavakoli, in clear and engaging prose, explains how the credit mess happened beginning with the mortgage lending Ponzi schemes funded by investment banks, the Fed bailout and its impact on the dollar. Through her narrative, we hear from Warren Buffett and learn how his enduring principles caused him to see the mess that was coming well in advance and kept him and his investors well out of the way.


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