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Liar's Poker (Hodder Great Reads) (original 1987; edition 2006)

by Michael Lewis

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Title:Liar's Poker (Hodder Great Reads)
Authors:Michael Lewis
Info:Hodder Paperbacks (2006), Paperback, 304 pages
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Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street by Michael Lewis (1987)

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Probably Lewis's best book. ( )
  GaylaBassham | May 27, 2018 |
An entertaining and informative memoir about a 1980s Wall Street investment firm. In a few years, this book will be thirty, and it already feels a bit dated - for example, Saloman Brothers is now part of Citigroup. ( )
  AaronFromKansas | Feb 7, 2018 |
Only read bits, but author has plenty of interesting books (non fiction)
  Egaro | Jul 4, 2017 |
Michael Lewis is an excellent writer. He completely draws you into the scene with detail and description and leads you along well paced journey to understanding the world of wall street with it's characters and events. A true insider's tale. Parts of the book are funny and doesn't lose you with the mechanical aspects of the markets and how big corporates function. Some regard this as required reading if you work in the industry. I wouldn't disagree. ( )
  FirstWord | Dec 8, 2016 |
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It doesn't hurt that Lewis is a fantastic writer with a particular talent for explaining the minutae of investment banking without making you want to gouge your own eyes out.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140143459, Paperback)

In fiction there was Bonfire of the Vanities; in reality, there is Liar's Poker--the fascinating insider's account of what really happens on Wall Street. This irreverent and hilarious birds-eye view of Wall Street's heyday will appeal to anyone intrigued by the allure of million dollar deals. Now in trade paper. First serial to Manhattan Inc.

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The author recounts his experiences on the lucrative Wall Street bond market of the 1980s, where young traders made millions quickly and easily, in a humorous account of greed and epic folly

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Editions: 0393027503, 039333869X

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