Edmund Andrews’ Personal Financial Crisis

Edmund Andrews’ piece in The New York Times Magazine on how her, personally got sucked into the vortex of bad debts and unsustainable lifestyles is one of the best things I’ve read in a long time. The key backstory is that Andrews wound up making all kinds of foolish debt-and-mortgage-related decisions even though he is an economics reporter for The New York Times who’d written extensively about the very problems he wound up falling prey to.

I read a good portion of Andrews’ book, from which the article is excerpted, before misplacing my copy somewhere. The book does an excellent job of weaving the personal narrative together with Andrews’ policy reporting in a manner a bit reminiscent of Jason DeParle’s book.