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THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM
Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind were Fortune senior writers when this book was originally published in 2003.
McLean’s March 2001 article in Fortune, “Is Enron Overpriced?” was the first in a national publication to openly question the company’s dealings. She now lives in Chicago with her husband, Sean Berkowitz, who was the head of the Enron Task Force when they met in 2006. McLean is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and a columnist at Reuters.
Elkind, an award-winning investigative reporter, is the author of The Death Shift and Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer. A former editor of the Dallas Observer, he has been an associate editor at Texas Monthly and written for The New York Times Magazine and The Washington Post. Now editor-at- large at Fortune, he lives in Fort Worth, Texas.
For Chris —B.M.
For Laura —P.E.
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