I picked up this book and was impressed by the extensive footnotes and bibliography. When I reached page 3, Shell referred to “Michael” Madoff, when she meant Bernie. (Perhaps she had Michael Milken on her mind, but it was the Madoff ponzi scheme to which she was making reference). The error struck me the wrong way, and made me think that her approach to data and facts might not be as precise as the detailed footnotes led me to believe. So, having lost confidence, I stopped reading.
Shelf of Ennui.