Liar's Poker: From the author of the Big Short (Paperback)Michael Lewis (author)
The game has some of the feel of trading, just as jousting has some of the feel of war. The questions a Liar’s Poker player are, up to a point, the same questions a bond trader asks himself. Is this a smart risk? Do I feel lucky?
From mere trainee to lowly geek, to triumphal Big Swinging Dick: that was Michael Lewis's pell-mell progress through the dealing rooms of Salomon Brothers in New York and London during the heady mid-80s when they were probably the world's most powerful and profitable merchant bank.
Funny, frightening, breathless and heartless, Liar's Poker is a now fabled story of hysterical greed and excessive ambition, one that is now more potent and enthralling than ever.
'If you thought Gordon Gekko of the Wall Street movie was an implausibly corrupt piece of fiction, see how you like the real thing. This rip-the-lid-off account of the bond-dealing brouhaha is the work of a real-life bond salesman.' - The Sunday Times
'Wickedly funny' - Daily Express
'Hilarious' - New York Times
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 30 mm
Read all about it: headlong greed, inarticulate obscenity, Animal House horseplay . . . * The Sunday Times *
Immense verve and wit * 20/20 Magazine *
A highly immoral book * Daily Mail *
Wickedly funny * Daily Express *
As traders would say, this book is a buy * Financial Times *
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