Diary of a Very Bad Year

Diary of a Very Bad Year : Confessions of an Anonymous Hedge Fund Manager

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"Diary of a Very Bad Year is a rarity: a book on modern finance that's both extraordinarily thoughtful and enormously entertaining."

-- James Surowiecki, author of The Wisdom of Crowds

"A great read. . . . HFM offers a brilliant financial professional's view of the economic situation in real time, from September 2007, when problems in financial markets began to surface, until late summer 2009."

-- Booklist

"n+1 is the rightful heir to Partisan Review and the New York Review of Books. It is rigorous, curious and provocative."

-- Malcolm Gladwell

A profoundly candid and captivating account of the economic crisis and subprime mortgage collapse, from an anonymous hedge fund manager, as told to the editors of New York literary magazine n+1.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • 134 x 202 x 22mm | 199.58g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061965308
  • 9780061965302
  • 275,140

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The First Book from n+1--an Essential Chronicle of Our Financial Crisis

HFM: Where are you going to buy protection on the U.S. government's credit? I mean, if the U.S. defaults, what bank is going to be able to make good on that contract? Who are you going to buy that contract from, the Martians?

n+1: When does this begin to feel like less of a cyclical thing, like the weather, and more of a permanent, end-of-the-world kind of thing?

HFM: When you see me selling apples out on the street, that's when you should go stock up on guns and ammunition.
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"My favorite book written about the financial crisis. . . . Highly recommended." Ezra Klein, The Washington Post
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My favorite book written about the financial crisis. . . . Highly recommended. --Ezra Klein, "The Washington Post""
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