Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Michael Lewis, and before you ask, NO, I did not write “Moneyball” or “The Blind Side.” That’s the other Michael Lewis, and if you run into him, ask him if he can loan me a million or two.
I’m the Michael Lewis who was a professional journalist for 15 years, after graduating from the University of Delaware (Go Blue Hens.) I’ve worked for three newspapers, SLAM magazine, and have freelanced for Maxim, TennisWeek, and other publications.
I left the crumbling newspaper biz, with a heavy heart, in June, 2011, to move back to New York to pursue a new career as a teacher (following in the footsteps of my parents, who I swore I would never emulate!). I’m currently a substitute teacher in the NYC school system (I know, you’re all blinded with jealousy right now) and a freelance writer, to boot.
I also root way too obsessively for the New York Rangers, New York Jets and Duke basketball (my penance for being a Jets fan, I rationalize), I think all ’80s music (especially Barry Manilow) rules, and am bemoaning the loss of all the hair I used to have, that seems to have vanished from my head.
Thanks for visiting.
P.S. Oh yeah, here’s me jumping out of an airplane: