Aug 16, 2021
By Andy Johnson
He was the bestselling author of nine financial thrillers and a contributor to the Observer, Esquire, The New York Review of Books and The Wall Street Journal.
Michael M. Thomas has died.
The columnist and novelist wrote chiefly about money, how people got it, what they did with it and what it did to them.
He came from the upper echelons of Manhattan society, started out as an assistant curator of European painting at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, then moved into investment banking at Lehman Brothers and finally emerging as an author.
He published his first novel “Green Monday,” in 1980.
His wife says the cause of death was a bacterial infection.
Michael M. Thomas was 85.