Liar's Poker by Michael Lewis

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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.
 

About Michael Lewis

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Michael Lewis is the author of Panic!, Liar’s Poker, The New New Thing, Moneyball, The Blind Side, and Home Game, among other works. He lives in Berkeley, California.
 
Published March 15, 2010 by W. W. Norton & Company. 313 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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NEW YORK — Before closing the 1980s annals of excess, add a book by a somewhat directionless 1982 art history graduate from Princeton who ended up working for Salomon Bros.

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When the Challenger space shuttle disintegrated, six people called me from six points on the globe to explain that NASA stands for 'Need Another Seven Astronauts.' " Source: Liar's Poker.

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