The first authorized biography of Warren Buffett is being published today. The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life was written by former insurance industry analyst Alice Schroeder with Buffett's full cooperation. (Buffett actually selected her for the job of writing the 'inside' story of his life.)
Over a five year period, she spent thousands of hours with him and recorded 300 hours of formal interviews.
Here are some excerpts from the book, as provided by its publisher, Bantam Dell: