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Liar's Poker

by Michael Lewis

WW Norton | March 2, 2010 | Trade Paperback

Liar's Poker is rated 4.3333 out of 5 by 3.
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, 8.3 × 5.6 × 0.7 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 4 out of 5 by from Liar's Poker Being written in and about the 80s financial boom, one would expect this book to be dated. On the contrary, however, it really describes the initial stages of the financial management incompetence and greed that have led to the current conditions, including the 2008 crash... The seeds were clearly sown in the mortgage and junk bond "advancements" of the 70s and 80s with a straight line extending to the current mess of dark pools, HF trading, CDOs, etc. It gives particular insight to the moral corruption not only of the individuals but of the corporations that are supposed to be aiding their customers in sound financial management but instead play them as suckered for their own benefit...
Date published: 2014-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interesting look at the Market Very well written and enjoyable to read. Surprising how markets are shaped and created and how Caveat Emptor should never be forgotten. Most surprising was how much people working with these huge sums of money can be so wrong with disastrous results for their customers as well as with their own future.
Date published: 2014-05-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Liar's Poker A fascinating account of the big money and big egos in operation behind the scenes in the western financial system. A compelling read for anyone that wants to participate in the crap shoot that has become the global finiancial industry where it is the less than conventional thinkers that cause the profound innovations that have shaped national economies for better and worse.
Date published: 2014-04-14

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Liar's Poker

Liar's Poker

by Michael Lewis

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 pages, 8.3 × 5.6 × 0.7 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, the best-selling author of Liar’s Poker, The Money Culture, The New New Thing, Moneyball, The Blind Side, Panic, Home Game, The Big Short, and Boomerang, among other works, lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and three children.

Editorial Reviews

The funniest book on Wall Street I’ve ever read. — Tom Wolfe

Often profane, always hilarious, right on the mark. — People

So memorable and alive . . . one of those rare works that encapsulate and define an era. — Fortune