In this week's New York
, Jessica Pressler analyzes something called the Michael Lewis Effect (a.k.a. how the subjects Michael Lewis writes about turn into national celebrities and, in the process, make a fortune). As Pressler states, "When Lewis does a book, he often puts the people he writes about in touch with [his agent Don] Epstein, because, inevitably, they are going to need an agent, too." Pressler follows that up by exhibiting the influence of a Michael Lewis book (or movie adaptation): "What other journalists can claim to have changed the way the game of baseball is played ... and possibly inspired Sandra Bullock to adopt a black baby?"
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