Bethany McLean is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. She graduated from Williams College in 1992 and spent the next three years at Goldman Sachs. In 1995, she joined Fortune Magazine as a reporter, and eventually became an editor-at-large. She co-authored the book the "Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron" with her Fortune colleague Peter Elkind. In 2008, McLean joined Vanity Fair as a contributing editor. Her recent book, which she co-authored with New York Times columnist Joe Nocera, is "All the Devils are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis." She is also a columnist for Reuters, a contributor at CNBC, and a visiting scholar at New York University.
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