Book Review: The Snowball, Part One
I had wanted to read this book for a long time, and I asked the publisher for a copy of the book. No copy came, and I asked years ago.
Recently, Alice Schroeder came to speak to the Baltimore CFA Society, and after hearing her good talk, I decided to get a copy from the local library (12 copies available in the system).
This book is complex. It's a great book, but you have to appreciate why it was designed the way it was. Buffett is a complex guy, as you might expect from the only man to become ultra-rich from investing alone.
That's why the book is long. I did not mind that; I even read the footnotes to get the nuances on when Alice's sources did not agree.
Those that criticize Alice Schroeder as not being capable to be a biographer, neglect her significant abilities understanding investment, insurance, and from what I can gather, how a complex man ticks.
She spent years with him, and had access to all of the major sources still living. Other authors did not have that.