Liar's Poker

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Hodder, 2006 - Bonds - 298 pages
140 Reviews

From mere trainee to lowly geek, to triumphal Big Swinging Dick: that was Michael Lewis' pell-mell progress through the dealing rooms of Salomon Brothers in New York and London during the heady mid-1980s when they were probably the world's most powerful and profitable merchant bank.

A true-life Bonfire of the Vanities, funny, frightening, breathless and heartless, his is a tale of hysterical greed and ambition set in an obsessed, enclosed world.

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Fun for the insight it gives into Wall Street. - Goodreads
Great intro to the 1980s bond market - Goodreads
I really enjoy Michael Lewis's writing. - Goodreads
I think that Michael Lewis is a superb writer. - Goodreads
It's a page turner :) - Goodreads

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User Review  - Adam - Goodreads

A very good book that provides excellent insight into what wall street was like in the 80s. the author does an excellent job explaining complex theories in an easy to digest manor. If you are into stock and bonds at all, read this book. Read full review

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User Review  - Emily Zhang - Goodreads

Cute & interesting story but a bit faux humble, although entertaining and mostly charming. Read full review

About the author (2006)

Michael Lewis is a former banker who worked at Salomon Brothers in the height of Eighties boom. He writes regularly as a journalist and is the author of several books, including the international bestseller, LIAR'S POKER.

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