This was a phenomenal telling of the story of the financial crisis. It’s not a short read, but as the authors point out, it wasn’t a simple crisis. There are a lot of players and a LOT of arcane jargon. But McLean and Nocera do a great job of explaining things, and they keep the story interesting. I wish everyone would read this book, especially those who want to blame low-income people or Fannie and Freddie for the financial crisis. This book calls out many instances of just staggering greed and hubris in the financial industry. Read it, then call your congressman and ask for a better regulatory environment!