Last year, Michael Lewis spent six months with President Obama. Lewis turned that unprecedented access – in the Oval Office, on the basketball court, and even in the private quarters of the White House – into a fascinating and intimate portrait for Vanity Fair magazine. A contributing editor to the magazine, Lewis is known for meticulous research on far reaching subjects. His most recent book, Boomerang: The Meltdown Tour, chronicles the fiscal recklessness in both Europe and the U.S. that led to the current international debt crisis. Past works include Liars Poker, a semi-autobiographical account of Wall Street traders and salesmen, the bestseller- -turned-Hollywood-blockbuster The Blind Side, Moneyball, about Oakland A’s manager Billy Bean, and The Big Short, about the housing and credit crisis of the 2000’s.