"A brilliantly told tale....Michael Lewis's beautiful obsession with the idea of value has once again yielded gold." -- Garry Trudeau, creator of Doonesbury "An extraordinary job of reporting and writing." -- San Jose Mercury News "Stunning....[Lewis's] explanations of the science of baseball...are spellbinding." -- New York Observer "You have to read Moneyball...Amazing anecdotes...an entertaining, enlightening read." -- Baseball America "May be the best book ever written on business." -- Weekly Standard "Engaging, informative, and deliciously contrarian." -- Washington Post "Another journalistic tour de force." -- Wall Street Journal "Anyone who cares about baseball must read Moneyball." -- Newsweek "[The] most influential book on sports ever written. If you're a baseball fan, Moneyball is a must." -- People "Ebullient, invigorating...provides plenty of action, both numerical and athletic, on the field and in the draft-day war room." -- Time "One of the most enjoyable baseball books in years." -- The New York Times Book Review
"This delightfully written, lesson-laden book deserves a place of its own in the Baseball Hall of Fame." —ForbesMoneyball
is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Michael Lewis follows the low-budget Oakland A's, visionary general manager Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball theorists. They are all in search of new baseball knowledge—insights that will give the little guy who is willing to discard old wisdom the edge over big money.