Monday, February 09, 2009

Lewis Writing a Sequel to Moneyball?

As a way to kill time on the subway this morning, I was trying to rank America's Top 10 sportswriters. I won't bore you with my list -- or, at least, today's iteration -- but I will say that Michael Lewis was at the top. (I actually read a recent interview between Darren Rovell and Malcolm Gladwell, where Gladwell calls Lewis' "Blind Side" the best book he has read in years. High praise.)

This profile in The Big Money also ranks him at the top of the country's financial journalists, which seems almost unfair.

But a most interesting detail was found at the end of the column, almost as a throwaway -- Lewis is writing a sequel to "Moneyball?" Wow. (If folks already knew that, sorry to repeat; I didn't.) "Moneyball" was, arguably, the greatest (and perhaps most influential) sports book ever written. How the hell do you write a sequel to THAT? If anyone is equipped to do it, Lewis is.

-- D.S.

1 comment:

Noel Rappin said...

When Moneyball came out, Lewis said in interviews that the sequel would follow the careers of the players drafted in the amateur draft covered in the book -- that was one reason to wait, to give them time to have stories. But I don't know if that's still the plan