‘Massive Quick’ creator Michael Lewis nearly able to publish e-book on SBF

Michael Lewis, the bestselling creator of The Massive Quick: Contained in the Doomsday Machine and Moneyball: The Artwork of Successful an Unfair Sport, has revealed that he has nearly completed writing his e-book on Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) and the collapse of the FTX crypto trade.

Lewis’s upcoming e-book about Bankman-Fried is titled, Going Infinite: the Rise and Fall of a New Tycoon. Lewis initially crossed paths with SBF in late 2021 after a buddy had requested him to satisfy the FTX founder and get a learn on him.

Talking on the Bitcoin 2023 convention in Miami on Could 19, Lewis didn’t supply a particular publishing date however indicated that he desires the e-book to drop round when SBF’s trial begins in October.

A fast search on Amazon does present, nonetheless, 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 reportedly near finishing the e-book simply earlier than FTX infamously imploded in November 2022. The following legal prices towards SBF added a completely unique 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 instructed that the FTX drama ultimately saved the book.

“I thought ‘I don’t have a book,” he said, adding:

“I had this conversation with a kind of person I used as a sounding board…and he said, ‘Your problem is you don’t have a third act. You have the first two acts, but you don’t have a third act.‘ And I said, ‘That’s absolutely right; I don’t know how to end it.‘ A week later, FTX blows up. I was so grateful.“

The author didn’t want to give a rundown of too many details in the book but said he was able to get a first hand-look at FTX’s meltdown as it happened.

“It aims to read like a piece of fiction,” he said, adding, “If you didn’t know anything about crypto. If you didn’t even know who Sam Bankman-Fried was. You might think, ‘this is just a made-up story.’”

Lewis also disclosed at the conference that he owns a modest amount of Bitcoin (BTC) locked up in the FTX bankruptcy.

Provided that Lewis offered an attractive and in-depth run of the important thing gamers and moments surrounding the 2008 housing bubble disaster in The Massive Quick: Contained in the Doomsday Machine, his subsequent e-book on SBF is sure to have some attention-grabbing insights.

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Throughout his look on the convention, Lewis revealed he had interviewed folks from SBF’s interior circle, FTX staff, and authorities officers within the Bahamas and the USA.

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 Palo Alto, California.

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