Andrew Ross Sorkin's "Too Big To Fail" = Too Big To Read?

All summer I’ve been trying to get through Andrew Ross Sorkin’s terrific book about the financial meltdown (or as I like to call it, The Big Fall) of 2007-8, Too Big To Fail, and I think I’m going to have to give up. This is a failing on my part, too much to read and not enough time. He’s awfully detailed, and provides great background on financial heavyweights like Tim Geithner, Hank Paulson, and many others. Warren Buffet has an early cameo in the story that reinforces my (and most others’) idea of him as a financial guru worth his reputation, when he’s called in to analyze one of the big failing investment firms (either Bear Stearns or Lehman Bros., I forget) and confesses he can’t figure out anything from their suspicious accounts. Sorkin describes one banker getting a call at dinner, in which he’s asked if he can make a THIRTY BILLION DOLLAR loan. I want to finish this one, and I’ll try. But for now it’s in a stack of wannareads. Is that a new word? Should I send it to the Urban Dictionary?

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