Book on Billionaire Gets Personal

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ A new book about billionaire Warren Buffett
says that as a young man he wasn't confident in much of anything
except his business acumen.

The tale of how a brilliant but needy young man grew into one of the world's greatest investors by taking stakes in undervalued companies is recounted in the first authorized biography of the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

The Associated Press obtained an audio version of the book Friday, ahead of its Sept. 29 release. The book's author is former insurance analyst Alice Schroeder.

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