Michael Lewis The Fifth Risk

Saturday, February 09 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Michael Lewis: The Fifth Risk – with John Grisham at the Paramount

This event will be held at the Paramount Theater. Tickets are now on sale at theparamount.net

Please join us for an afternoon with New York Times bestselling author Michael Lewis, who will speak about his new book, The Fifth Risk, as well as his career as an author. Michael Lewis will be in conversation with New York Times bestselling author John Grisham. Signed copies of Michael Lewis’s books and John Grisham’s books will be available for purchase.


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In The Fifth Risk, Michael Lewis asks, What are the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works? “The election happened,” remembers Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, then deputy secretary of the Department of Energy. “And then there was radio silence.” Across all departments, similar stories were playing out: Trump appointees were few and far between; those that did show up were shockingly uninformed about the functions of their new workplace. Some even threw away the briefing books that had been prepared for them. Michael Lewis’s brilliant narrative takes us into the engine rooms of a government under attack by its own leaders.

If there are dangerous fools in this book, there are also heroes, unsung, of course. They are the linchpins of the system—those public servants whose knowledge, dedication, and proactivity keep the machinery running. Michael Lewis finds them, and he asks them what keeps them up at night.

Lewis is also the author of The Undoing Project, The Big Short, Liar’s Poker, Moneyball, The Blind Side, and other books.

John Grisham

John Grisham is a New York Times bestselling writer, attorney, politician, and activist best known for his legal thrillers. His books have been translated into 42 languages and published worldwide.

This event will take place at the Paramount Theater, which is located at 215 E. Main St, Charlottesville, VA, 22902. 


Photo Credits: Tabitha Soren (Michael Lewis), Bob Krasner (John Grisham)