Michael Lewis, Writer of ‘Liar’s Poker,’ ‘Moneyball,’ Offers Hope to Art-History Majors Everywhere

Police commissioner and art-history graduate. (Courtesy Patrick McMullan Company)

Life is hard for art-history majors. Good jobs are hard to come by. Salaries in the field are low. One of Mitt Romney’s advisors hates them (which is going to be awkward if he wins the presidency). But here’s a bit of good news to lift your spirits: Michael Lewis, the author of Liar’s Poker, Moneyball and quite a few more bestselling books, was an art-history major himself! And he actually thinks it may have helped him in his life. At least that’s what he told Princeton graduates in the commencement address he delivered to them earlier this month, which we have excerpted below. He begins by recalling how he felt at his graduation: Read More