Liar's Poker

Liar's Poker

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By (author) Michael Lewis

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  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Format: Paperback | 310 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 208mm x 20mm | 360g
  • Publication date: 14 May 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 039333869X
  • ISBN 13: 9780393338690
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 8,259

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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.

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Michael Lewis, the best-selling author of Liar's Poker, The Money Culture, The New New Thing, Moneyball, The Blind Side, Panic, Home Game, The Big Short, and Boomerang, among other works, lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and three children.

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"The funniest book on Wall Street I've ever read." -- Tom Wolfe "Often profane, always hilarious, right on the mark." "So memorable and alive ... one of those rare works that encapsulate and define an era."