The Number One bestseller, shortlisted for the FINANCIAL TIMES and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Prize 2008. Recounting the life and times of one of the most respected men in the world, THE SNOWBALL is the most fascinating financial success story of our time. Warren Buffett, has never written a memoir, but has given Alice Schroeder unprecedented access to him and all those closest to his work, opinions, triumphs, follies and wisdom. The result is this personally revealing biography of 'The Oracle of Omaha', indispensable reading for those who wish to know the man behind the outstanding achievements.
Alice Schroeder began her career as a certified public accountant, working for Ernst & Young before being appointed as a managing director at Morgan Stanley in the equities division. She was the number 1-ranked Institutional Investor All-America Research analyst in 2001 and 2002, and a member of the All-America Research team for seven years. Schroeder first met Warren Buffett in 1998. By 2001, Buffett began to suggest that Alice shift from the business of following stocks in order to write full-time.