New Dominion Bookshop Presents: Michael Lewis – The Fifth Risk with John Grisham
Live Events | 02/9/2019 | 2:00PM
Please join us for an afternoon with New York Times bestselling author Michael Lewis, who will speak about his new book, The Fifth Risk, as well as his career as an author. Michael Lewis will be in conversation with New York Times bestselling author John Grisham. Signed copies of both Michael Lewis and John Grisham’s books will be available for purchase.
In The Fifth Risk, Michael Lewis asks, “What are the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works?”
“The election happened,” remembers Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, then deputy secretary of the Department of Energy. “And then there was radio silence.” Across all departments, similar stories were playing out: Trump appointees were few and far between; those that did show up were shockingly uninformed about the functions of their new workplace. Some even threw away the briefing books that had been prepared for them. Michael Lewis’s brilliant narrative takes us into the engine rooms of a government under attack by its own leaders.
If there are dangerous fools in this book, there are also heroes, unsung, of course. They are the linchpins of the system―those public servants whose knowledge, dedication, and proactivity keep the machinery running. Michael Lewis finds them, and he asks them what keeps them up at night.
Lewis is also the author of The Undoing Project, The Big Short, Liar’s Poker, Moneyball, The Blind Side, and many others.
John Grisham is a New York Times bestselling writer, attorney, politician, and activist best known for his legal thrillers. His books have been translated into 42 languages and published worldwide.
More about New Dominion Bookshop: Serving Albemarle and Central Virginia since 1924, New Dominion Bookshop is the oldest independent bookseller in Virginia. Located in Historic Downtown Charlottesville, New Dominion is a general trade bookshop that serves as the hub for readings and other literary events in the community. For more information and a full list of events, visit ndbookshop.com.
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