When Greenspan's 500-page tome hit bookstores in September, the buzz was about the ex-Fed chief's after-the-fact criticism of Bush's tax cuts and blunt assessment of the Iraq war.
But Greenspan is also full of surprises. Did you know that he once played clarinet in a jazz band, and he romanced his wife with an essay on monopolies? That a man famous for his nebulous prolixity has written a book that's quite readable?
Lesson: The head of the Fed is only human: Don't expect him to be infallible.