Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

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By (author) Michael Lewis

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  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Format: Paperback | 317 pages
  • Dimensions: 149mm x 214mm x 19mm | 358g
  • Publication date: 13 September 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0393338398
  • ISBN 13: 9780393338393
  • Edition: Media tie-in
  • Edition statement: Film tie-in edition
  • Sales rank: 10,786

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This is The New York Times best-selling book behind the major motion picture starring Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Opening this autumn, Moneyball is the story of the Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt). He has an epiphany: all conventional baseball wisdom is wrong. Reinventing his team on a budget, he needs to outsmart the richer teams. Joining with Ivy Leaguer Peter Brand (Jonah Hill), they recruit bargain players whom the scouts consider flawed but who have a knack for getting on base, scoring runs and winning games. They'll either be the laughing stock of baseball or its vindicated underdogs. Moneyball is a Columbia Pictures release directed by Bennett Miller (Capote), from the screenplay written by Steven Zaillian (Gangs of New York) and Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network), and produced by Michael De Luca The Social Network) Rachael Horovitz (Grey Gardens) and Scott Rudin (The Social Network).

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Michael Lewis is the author of numerous bestsellers, including the "compelling book" (The Economist), The Blind Side (ISBN 978 0 393 33838 6). "...his grandest tour de force yet." Tom Wolfe "[The] most influential book on sports ever written." People

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"...the best and most engrossing sports book I've read for years. If you know anything about baseball, you will enjoy it four times as much as I did, which means you might explode." Nick Hornby "...his grandest tour de force yet." Tom Wolfe "...the most riveting sports book of the year." The Observer "[Lewis has] a gift for pithy observation and a wonderful turn of phrase..." The Times Literary Supplement