The first authorized biography of Warren Buffett goes on sale Monday, September 29, and it could very well be the biggest business book of the year, both in sales and weight. (At 976 pages, the hardcover edition weighs in at three pounds, 6.5 ounces.)
The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life was written by former Morgan Stanley insurance analyst Alice Schroeder, after what's described as "unprecedented access to explore directly with him and those closest to him his work, opinions, struggles, triumphs, follies, and wisdom."
Bantam Dell's website for the book promises, "Unlike any book ever written about Mr. Buffett or derived from his words, this book will be both a life story, and a biography of ideas."
A Buffett quote is also featured prominently: "Life is like a snowball. The important thing is finding wet snow and a really long hill."