Roger Lowenstein reported for the Wall Street Journal for over a decade and also wrote columns for the paper, Heard on the Street and 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 Times and the New Republic. He also writes a column for SmartMoney Magazine’. He lives in Westfield, New Jersey and has three children.