Too Good to Be True by Erin Arvedlund
The Rise and Fall of Bernie Madoff

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The untold story of the Madoff scandal, by one of the first journalists to question his investment practices

Despite all the headlines about Bernard Madoff, he is still shrouded in mystery. How did he fool so many smart investors for so long? Who among his family and employees knew the truth?

The person best qualified to answer these questions is Erin Arvedlund. In early 2001, she was suspicious of the amazing returns of Madoff's hedge fund. Her subsequent article in Barron's could have prevented a lot of misery, had the SEC followed up.

Arvedlund presents a sweeping narrative of Madoff's career-from his youth in Queens, New York, to his early days working for his father­in- law, and finally to infamy as the world's most notorious swindler.

Readers will be fascinated by Arvedlund's portrayal of Madoff, his empire, and all those who never considered that he might be too good to be true.

About Erin Arvedlund

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Erin Arvedlund is an investigative journalist who has covered Wall Street for Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times,, and In 2006, she left journalism briefly to work as a writer for two hedge funds, but returned last year to report on the Madoff scandal.  
Published July 31, 2009 by Portfolio. 336 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, Crime, Education & Reference, History. Non-fiction

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Two accounts of the mega-crook Bernard Madoff and his Ponzi scheme, by Andrew Kirtzman and Erin Arvedlund.

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