The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy

Michael Lewis (Author)

Product Details

$16.95  $15.59
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
December 03, 2019
5.4 X 8.1 X 0.7 inches | 0.44 pounds

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About the Author

Michael G. Lewis is an insurance salesman by day and an entertainment and media enthusiast by night. He is the part owner of Funny Face, a brand of fruit characters produced by Renegade Animation, and he writes comical and entertaining songs for Funny Face, the animated series. Funny Face has received exposure in the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, and Patriot Ledger (Quincy, MA). Lewis's extensive involvement in the film industry is reflective of his love of storytelling. He wrote, produced, and acted in the independent indie film Getting Personal, which was accepted by both the Seattle Film Festival and Austin Film Festival and aired on Showtime, Cinemax, and Lifetime. He was the playwright in residence at Los Feliz Playhouse in Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles Times and other local newspapers reviewed a number of his works.

As the father of four young sons, he is no stranger to laughter, chaos, and adventure. Lewis has made numerous media appearances in connection with his many projects, including television and radio interviews. He worked as a production assistant for Warner Bros. on shows like Growing Pains and Just the Ten of Us and guest starred on the television series Beauty and the Beast and Clueless.

Lewis is heavily involved in charity work, including fundraising for local schools, and enjoys traveling, reading, and cracking jokes. He lives with his wife and children in Weymouth, Massachusetts.


A hymn to the 'deep state, ' which is revealed as nothing more than people who know what they're talking about.--Cory Doctorow
Fascinating--and at times harrowing...Lewis tells an important and timely story, one that all of us who pay for, care about, and want government to work should hear.--Brian Naylor
Lewis has written a countercultural, almost subversive, book: one that praises the intellectual curiosity, dedication, foresight and sense of mission he finds among America's federal workers.--Carlos Lozada
[A] spellbinding, alarming analysis of the most serious threats to Americans' safety happening now from inside the U.S. government.--Don Oldenburg