Number of page: 256
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker. 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.
- Jeff Cailteux
Hilarious, can’t put down
- Adam Nott
Excellent book on Salomon Brothers and 1980s Wall Street Being both a review of the firm during its bond trading boom, and the personal journey of the writer on the company, its both interesting at a personal level and a course on financial history. Well worth a read.
- Thomas Zabel
Really liked it. Read the Big Short by same author and loved it, so read this one. Unlike Big Short, it helps if you have a bit of a financial background, but not required. I was in high school during the years described in the book, and remember a bit, but this gives a great explanation of what happened and even foreshadows some themes that caused the 2007 crash.
- fun time
BEST I really liked it.
- Jeff Kuhn
Great Read I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Lewis is a great storyteller, and he has a great Wall Street story to tell. The Big Short is also excellent.
- Blake Morris
Good Read An interesting view into Wall Street and how one company conducted its business on behalf of itself and then on behalf of its customers.
- Andrew Lawrence
Enjoyable Gets dry at times, but for the most part, and speaking as someone with little background in finance at best, this is an interesting business biography
- Chris Carothers
This is the book that got me interest in finance
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