Hat tip to Sivaram for alerting me to Michael Lewis's review of Alice Schroeder's Buffett biography in the New Republic1, "Master of Money". Lewis notes in the beginning of his review that,
Buffett has a long and happy history of admitting attractive, intelligent women into his life, which Schroeder describes without mentioning how neatly she fits into the pattern.
How she fits in the pattern, apparently, is that unlike other female business journalists -- e.g., CNBC's Becky Quick, and Liz Claman (now at Fox Business) who preceded her as the network's Buffett correspondent, Schroeder was intent on using her access to paint a warts-and-all portrait of Buffett as a person as well as as an investor. That leads to some interesting material, which is surveyed in Lewis's review. It's an entertaining read, as Lewis's essays usually are.
The photo above, of Warren Buffett and Alice Schroeder, comes from Khotanharmon.com.
1Now that Condé Nast has pulled the plug on Portfolio, perhaps TNR will be a regular home for Michael Lewis's essays.