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Liar's Poker

by Michael Lewis

WW Norton | March 2, 2010 | Trade Paperback

Liar's Poker is rated 4.8333 out of 5 by 6.
Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he landed a job at Salomon Brothers, one of Wall Street s premier investment firms. During the next three years, Lewis rose from callow trainee to bond salesman, raking in millions for the firm and cashing in on a modern-day gold rush. Liar s Poker is the culmination of those heady, frenzied years a behind-the-scenes look at a unique and turbulent time in American business. From the frat-boy camaraderie of the forty-first-floor trading room to the killer instinct that made ambitious young men gamble everything on a high-stakes game of bluffing and deception, here is Michael Lewis s knowing and hilarious insider s account of an unprecedented era of greed, gluttony, and outrageous fortune.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 in

Published: March 2, 2010

Publisher: WW Norton

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 039333869X

ISBN - 13: 9780393338690

Found in: Business and Finance

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT BOOK AND A MUST READ!!!! Michael Lewis did a great job in writing a short and funny story about his experiences on Wall Street. It is a great read for those that are just starting out in the industry as it is full of information and tips.
Date published: 2007-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! This book gives you a great insider look into Wall Street without going into all the technical jargon often found with business books. This is a novel, not a technical manual. But at the same time, this is a real-life of how a person went from being at a banquet with Queen Elizabeth to the trading floor at Solomon Smith Barney. Great book for someone who just wants to get a taste of the happenings on Wall Street!
Date published: 2001-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looking for a job on the street? Read this book! Looking for a job on the street in the 21st century? Read about the gluttony of 1980's Wall Street at Salomon Bros. and have a good laugh. Mike Lewis puts it all into perspective in his insightful, humourous, easy-to-read, first book. Learn a few tricks of the trade, or just a few good tricks. The chapter on mortgage backed securities (MBS) is the only slow part, but don't skip ahead you might learn something.
Date published: 2000-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Liars Poker How many books have you read more than once? This book is great. This book is funny. It is also a quick read. Do it. Find out about wallstreet. These charactors are great.
Date published: 2000-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Required Reading for Brokers and Their Clients Solly (Solomon Brothers brokerage firm) in 1986 was a hot-bed of action for young, rich brokers. If you're looking at the industry you should know its past (which, interestingly, is also some firm's present) management culture. And if you're thinking of hiring a broker you should know what happens on the inside. Since the 1987 Correction (or Crash, depending on if you were invested or not at that time) and the rise of discount and e-brokers these days of the full-service stockbroker seem to be numbered (as they become more like bankers) but it is incredibly interesting to see how business was done when the blush was still on the rose. You don't need to be a market-maven to know what they are talking about all of the time, but it helps. This is to broker novels what Wall Street with Charlie Sheen and Michael Douglas is to broker movies.
Date published: 2000-06-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from All u need to know about the investment banking fi Anyone thinking of a career in i-banking cannot pass up this book. An amazing book which takes a very unique view of the field. The book has many funny moments and is just a treat to read.
Date published: 1999-07-10

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Liar's Poker

by Michael Lewis

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 in

Published: March 2, 2010

Publisher: WW Norton

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 039333869X

ISBN - 13: 9780393338690

From the Publisher

Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he landed a job at Salomon Brothers, one of Wall Street s premier investment firms. During the next three years, Lewis rose from callow trainee to bond salesman, raking in millions for the firm and cashing in on a modern-day gold rush. Liar s Poker is the culmination of those heady, frenzied years a behind-the-scenes look at a unique and turbulent time in American business. From the frat-boy camaraderie of the forty-first-floor trading room to the killer instinct that made ambitious young men gamble everything on a high-stakes game of bluffing and deception, here is Michael Lewis s knowing and hilarious insider s account of an unprecedented era of greed, gluttony, and outrageous fortune.

About the Author

Michael Lewis was born October 15, 1960, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is an American contemporary non-fiction author. His bestselling books include Liar's Poker, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, and The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game. Lewis lives Berkely, California with is wife and children.
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