in Quotes, Stuff I learned

Likely everyone will listen to this Michael Lewis podcast on Longform. For one thing Michael Lewis is a badass and for another thing the Longform podcast is tremendous.

But I’m not sure everyone’s takeaway will be the same as mine.

Lewis said this at the 24:22 mark on how he got better:

“I was living in London and I wrote lots of long letters to friends in which I tried to entertain them. I was a very energetic, natural kind of read. I read carefully.”

I’ve never heard someone describe their reading like that, much less their writing.