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as another reviewer said this is chick lit about guys, or I would say the devil wears Prada for Banking. This book never makes it to the top, it tries but from the beginning you know exactly how everything will play out. A waste of time. Definitely not a keeper! ( )
  zmagic69 | Apr 10, 2011 |
This book is guy’s chick-lit. It’s a revenge fantasy of a junior analyst in investment banking. And it’s not very good. It’s probably an accurate portrayal of what life as a junior analyst in the industry is really like, but it just wasn’t very interesting.

(Full review at my blog) ( )
  KingRat | Jun 17, 2008 |
Hilarious...so spot on on what it's like to be a 20-something that hates their job...though luckily I've never had it that bad, I'll be recommending it to those that do! ( )
  kfl1227 | Jun 20, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 031601673X, Paperback)

Every July, a fresh crop of college graduates clad in spiffy new suits fills the offices of investment banking firms, each newly minted analyst longing for big money while sacrificing anything that resembles a normal life.


In this enormously entertaining first novel, a lovable, stressed-out guy nicknamed Mumbles tells the story of how he and his cohorts not only struggle to survive corporate purgatory, but also find satisfying ways to strike back at the system. Fueled by a constant flow of Starbucks coffee, Mumbles and his friends take on such tasks as secretly filming a despised colleague's boardroom romp with an assistant, creating footage they plan to broadcast at the company's holiday party. But true gratification comes only when they actually start standing up to the bank's evil minions, those who have no qualms about piling on a weekend's worth of work on a Friday afternoon.


With sharp comedy, episodes of inspired hijinks, and its glimpse into a world of fleeting elevator romances and not-so-infrequent nervous breakdowns, BANK is a touching and lively novel that is, at its heart, about figuring out what really matters in life.

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Mumbles - a decent, overworked guy simply trying to survive this corporate purgatory - and his cohorts find a way to strike back at the system.

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