Octopus: An exhaustive—and exhausting—chronicle of Sam Israel’s Bayou delusions

Like investors in Bayou, readers of Guy Lawson’s new book won’t know what to believe.


by Guy Lawson
Crown Publishers

You can’t blame the material.

The story of Sam Israel, the Bayou Group founder and subject of Guy Lawson’s new Octopus, is almost too outlandish to be true.

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