We now know at least one part of how this plays out. The town was abuzz Saturday after an email spread that revealed that Michael Lewis — the most talented and successful non-fiction writer working today — had embedded with FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried for the past six months and was making the collapsing cryptocurrency exchange the centerpiece of his next book. The Ankler obtained the email from CAA agent Matthew Snyder, originally sent to potential buyers on Friday (CAA did not immediately return a request for comment). The email reveals that not a word of the book has been written yet but, well, things just can’t wait:
The email from Snyder:
After Liar’s Poker, and his upcoming FTX book, the forecast here is simple: if you’re running a financial firm engaged in potential shady maneuvers, you know your business is absolutely doomed if Michael Lewis has embedded within it!