Last updated on: 9/24/2012 | Author: ProCon.org

Michael Lewis, MA Biography

Title:
Author of Moneyball and columnist for Bloomberg News
Position:
Con to the question "Is Golf a Sport?"
Reasoning:

“One of the amazing things about golf is how many people have been fooled into believing it is actually a real sport. All over the world people now talk and think about golf as if it’s more like football or basketball than, say, bird- watching…

The striking thing about the recent U.S. Open wasn’t that Tiger Woods won it playing on a broken leg. The striking thing was how much he — and the golfing world — clearly relished the idea of Tiger Woods playing on a broken leg…

Well, you can get hurt playing darts, too. Or hiking. Bowling can be seriously hazardous, if you don’t know what you’re doing. Play with enough passion and you can even injure yourself in a spirited game of Monopoly.”

“Tiger Woods Is Suffering for Golf’s Big, Bad Lie: Michael Lewis,” Bloomberg.com, June 24, 2008

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Columnist for Bloomberg News
  • Contributing editor, Vanity Fair, 2009-present
  • Contributor The New Republic and Slate
  • Former writer, The Spectator and New York Times Magazine
  • Former bond salesman, Salomon Brothers
  • Former Koret Teaching Fellow, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, University of California at Berkeley
  • Education:
  • MA, Economics, London School of Economics, 1985
  • BA, cum laude, Art History, Princeton University, 1982
  • Contact Info:
    Phone
    None found
    Email
    mlewis1@bloomberg.net
    Website
    Bloomberg News profile
    Other:
  • Lives in Berkeley, CA, with his wife, Tabitha Soren, and their three children
  • Quoted in:
    Pro & Con Quotes: Is Golf a Sport?