I listened to the Audio version of this book.
Michael Lewis is the author of the Liar’s Poker, The Blindside, Money Ball, and The Big Short. In his newest book, Boomerang, he writes about the financial collapse of Iceland, Ireland, and Greece, and the debate in Germany on why the citizens of that country should literally pay for the mistakes of others. At the end of the book he comes back to America to look at the insolvency of various cities and municipalities and tries to answer the question on what is it about the American Character that allows this to happen.
It’s a great book.
Most of the book comes from articles Michael wrote for Vanity Fair. You can read most of them here: http://www.vanityfair.com/contributors/michael-lewis