Roger Lowenstein reported for the Wall Street Journalfor over a decade and also wrote columns for the paper, Heard on the Streetand Intrinsic Value. His first book, Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist(1996), was a bestseller, and he has gone on to publish When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long Term Capital Management(2002) and Origins of the Crash: The Great Bubble and Its Undoing(2004), as well as co-authoring numerous titles. Besides the Journal, Mr Lowenstein’s work has appeared in the New York Timesand the New Republic. He also writes a column for SmartMoney Magazine’. He lives in Westfield, New Jersey and has three children.