This is an OUTSTANDING book on the housing market, the economy and this entire financial crisis we've gotten ourselves into. It not only explains things to the average person in everyday normal language, but is also a very good read. There are entertaining and engaging stories about working in the banking industry, corrupt real estate developers and the feds. But above all it has a wry and dry humor about it.
If you want to understand once and for all how we got into the trouble we're in now, this is the book to buy.