Michael Monroe Lewis (born October 15, 1960) is an American non-fiction author and financial journalist. He has published a lot of bestselling books. He has also been a contributing editor to Vanity Fair since 2009.
Lewis was born in New Orleans to corporate lawyer J. Thomas Lewis and community activist Diana Monroe Lewis. He attended Isidore Newman School in New Orleans. He then attended Princeton University where he received a cum laude AB in art history in 1982 and was a member of the Ivy Club. He went on to work with New York art dealer Daniel Wildenstein. He enrolled at the London School of Economics and received an MA in economics in 1985. Lewis was hired by Salomon Brothers and moved to New York for their training program. He worked at its London office as a bond salesman. He resigned to write Liar's Poker and became a financial journalist.