Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street
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... show more
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.
Publish date: October 1st 1990
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
This was a real page turner. Lewis takes the reader back to the late 70s and all through the 80s and tells the story of one "rogue" investment bank, Salomon Brothers, Inc. There is a big section of this rather short (249 pages) book that is devoted all to Lewis Rainrie and his newly conceived mortga...
I am a big fan of Michael Lewis so it is hard for me to be objective in a review but I do think this book is brilliant.Personally I have not ready a better book that sums up the greed and gluttony of 1980's Wall Street.One thing that I found fascinating, especially with our recent financial collapse...
Interesting Wall St memoir - Lewis worked for an investment bank in the late '70s through to beyond the '87 crash. The anecdotes from actual time in the business keep this a surprisingly fun read. Lewis is quite funny and cutting about his fellow traders, but never completely absolves himself eithe...
I feel like I should like Michael Lewis more than I actually do.
I enjoyed this book, but I didn't love it. It was Lewis' first book, and it shows. Not necessarily in a bad way, but it simply wasn't as gripping as his later attempts. I would only recommend to those who are interested in the origins of the mortgage bond market as in introduction (or follow-up, ...