Warren Buffett and the Business of Life
By: Alice Schroeder
Bantam Books 2008
Review by: Karen McHenry
Most people equate the name Warren Buffett with canny investing, enormous amounts of money, and a generous, philanthropic spirit. In The Snowball, Alice Schroeder provides readers with a detailed and insightful portrait of this American business icon. She traces the growth of Buffett’s fortune from the days of selling gum door-to-door in Omaha, to owning some of the most profitable companies in the world.
Yet, the book also shines a light on Buffett’s personal life – a life that is fraught with insecurities and troubled relationships.The Snowball is a well-researched biography that tells Warren Buffett’s story in an engaging way.