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The Underwriting

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Enter the world of The Underwriting, as it takes you behind closed doors into a world of sex scandals, power plays and underhanded dealings. Todd Kent is young, hot and on his way to the top of Wall Street when the founder of Hook - the popular new dating app - handpicks him to lead its IPO (Initial Public Offering). Given just two months to pull it off, Todd and his investment banking team race to close the deal of the decade. Switching between the twin peaks of commerce (Wall Street and Silicon Valley), The Underwriting has its finger on the pulse of a generation.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 376 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 27mm | 431g
  • The Text Publishing Company
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 1922182974
  • 9781922182975
  • 918,499

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**A Huffington Post, New York Post and Metro Summer Reading Pick**
Michelle Miller is a master at pacing this tour de force gathers speed as it heats up. Adrenaline junkies, take note: You re in for a wild ride.
Glamour
A Silicon Valley/Wall Street crew is living proof that more money = more problems.
Cosmopolitan
You d think it would be hard to write a rip-roaring novel that actually elicited our sympathy towards investment bankers but Michelle Miller has managed it. Miller not only gets the reader to care about [their] anxieties and secret desires . . . she also spins an exciting piece of intrigue.
The Guardian (U.S.)
I m going to be honest: it s been a long time since I ve sat down and read a book. That ended after I picked up The Underwriting. But from the very first paragraph, I was hooked. It s sharp, sexy, smart, and everything else you need for a perfect summer thriller. I wouldn't be surprised if this was the next book to land a huge movie deal.
Lindsey Sirera, E! News Online
A salacious, ripped-from-the-headlines tell-all of Manhattan s young, wealthy, and uber-successful. Get ready to settle in you won't be able to put down this book.
Lauren Weisberger, bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada
A more intricate Devil Wears Prada for the tech generation.
Kirkus Reviews
Combine[s] the best of Millennial technologies and Wall Street greed . . . Readers will find this a quick, entertaining read.
Publishers Weekly
Miller . . . us[es] storytelling to explore topics like the Silicon Valley gender gap.
SELF
This fast-paced corporate thriller offers a riveting glimpse into the world of Silicon Valley start-ups, Wall Street investment firms, and today s techy Millennial generation.
Library Journal (starred review)
Reading this book was better than snorting a key bump of Adderall. I hated how much I loved it.
Babe Walker, New York Times bestselling author of White Girl Problems
Reading this book was such a thrill, I was as sleep deprived as Michelle Miller's Adderall-fueled characters but having way more fun. Like a digital age Edith Wharton, Miller brilliantly chronicles the clash of cultures between high finance and high tech with perfect intricacy and nuance. Hilarious, exhilarating, and so, so clever.
Kevin Kwan, bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians
The Underwriting offers a tantalizing glimpse into the boardrooms and bedrooms of the young financiers and entrepreneurs behind a Silicon Valley IPO. Both a corporate thriller and an expose of two generation-defining worlds, I found it sexy and smart. I was hooked from start to finish.
Cristina Alger, author of The Darlings
The Underwriting is the best one-night stand I ve ever had. Witty, sexy, and sharp I d definitely call the next day. An authentically hip novel with razor-sharp characters which make it (in banking terms) a STRONG BUY.
Turney Duff, New York Times bestselling author of The Buy Side
The Underwriting rolls out an irresistible tale about those narcissistic characters you read about who ride the waves between Wall Street and Silicon Valley and inflict us all with their dreams of riches and fame.
Bruce Porter, New York Times bestselling author of Blow
Juicy and well written in a fast-moving way . . . [A] funny, true, sympathetic and unsavoury observation about the world of finance and hi-tech . . . A terrific read.
The Times (UK)
A salacious corporate thriller.
Departures



From the Hardcover edition." **A "Huffington Post, New York Post" and "Metro" Summer Reading Pick**
Michelle Miller is a master at pacing this tour de force gathers speed as it heats up. Adrenaline junkies, take note: You re in for a wild ride.
" Glamour"
A Silicon Valley/Wall Street crew is living proof that more money = more problems.
" Cosmopolitan"
You d think it would be hard to write a rip-roaring novel that actually elicited our sympathy towards investment bankers but Michelle Miller has managed it. Miller not only gets the reader to care about [their] anxieties and secret desires . . . she also spins an exciting piece of intrigue.
"The Guardian" (U.S.)
I m going to be honest: it s been a long time since I ve sat down and read a book. That ended after I picked up The Underwriting. But from the very first paragraph, I was hooked. It s sharp, sexy, smart, and everything else you need for a perfect summer thriller. I wouldn't be surprised if this was the next book to land a huge movie deal.
Lindsey Sirera, "E! News Online"
A salacious, ripped-from-the-headlines tell-all of Manhattan s young, wealthy, and uber-successful. Get ready to settle in you won't be able to put down this book.
Lauren Weisberger, bestselling author of "The Devil Wears Prada"
A more intricate "Devil Wears Prada" for the tech generation.
"Kirkus Reviews"
Combine[s] the best of Millennial technologies and Wall Street greed . . . Readers will find this a quick, entertaining read.
"Publishers Weekly"
Miller . . . us[es] storytelling to explore topics like the Silicon Valley gender gap.
"SELF "
This fast-paced corporate thriller offers a riveting glimpse into the world of Silicon Valley start-ups, Wall Street investment firms, and today s techy Millennial generation.
"Library Journal" (starred review)
Reading this book was better than snorting a key bump of Adderall. I hated how much I loved it.
Babe Walker, "New York Times" bestselling author of "White Girl Problems"
Reading this book was such a thrill, I was as sleep deprived as Michelle Miller's Adderall-fueled characters but having way more fun. Like a digital age Edith Wharton, Miller brilliantly chronicles the clash of cultures between high finance and high tech with perfect intricacy and nuance. Hilarious, exhilarating, and so, so clever.
Kevin Kwan, bestselling author of "Crazy Rich Asians"
"The Underwriting" offers a tantalizing glimpse into the boardrooms and bedrooms of the young financiers and entrepreneurs behind a Silicon Valley IPO. Both a corporate thriller and an expose of two generation-defining worlds, I found it sexy and smart. I was hooked from start to finish.
Cristina Alger, author of "The Darlings"
"The Underwriting" is the best one-night stand I ve ever had. Witty, sexy, and sharp I d definitely call the next day. An authentically hip novel with razor-sharp characters which make it (in banking terms) a STRONG BUY.
Turney Duff, "New York Times" bestselling author of" The Buy Side"
" The Underwriting "rolls out an irresistible tale about those narcissistic characters you read about who ride the waves between Wall Street and Silicon Valley and inflict us all with their dreams of riches and fame.
Bruce Porter, "New York Times" bestselling author of" Blow"
Juicy and well written in a fast-moving way . . . [A] funny, true, sympathetic and unsavoury observation about the world of finance and hi-tech . . . A terrific read.
"The Times" (UK)
A salacious corporate thriller.
"Departures"
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"From the Hardcover edition."" **A "Huffington Post," "New York Post, Redbook"and "Metro "Summer Reading Pick**
Michelle Miller is a master at pacing this tour de force gathers speed as it heats up. Adrenaline junkies, take note: You re in for a wild ride.
"-- Glamour"
"A Silicon Valley/Wall Street crew is living proof that more money = more problems."
"-- Cosmo"
You d think it would be hard to write a rip-roaring novel that actually elicited our sympathy towards investment bankers but Michelle Miller has managed it. Miller not only gets the reader to care about [their] anxieties and secret desires . . . she also spins an exciting piece of intrigue.
"The Guardian" (US)
Juicy and well written in a fast-moving way [A] funny, true, sympathetic and unsavoury observation about the world of finance and hi-tech A terrific read.
"The Times "(UK)
Michelle Miller's debut novel reads like a salacious, ripped-from-the headlines tell-all of Manhattan's young, wealthy, and uber-successful. From the very first page, I felt like I'd met these characters in real life: Todd, the hot, rich, d-bag banker; Tara, the striver perfectionist who can't quite please everyone; Kelly, the good girl with a secret, and Josh, the creepy savant genius who just might change the world. What do they all have in common? A certain location-based hookup app that alters each of their lives in shocking ways. Get ready to settle in-you won't be able to put down this book.
LAUREN WEISBERGER, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Devil Wears Prada"
Reading this book was better than snorting a key bump of Adderall. I hated how much I loved it.
BABE WALKER, "New York Times"bestselling author of"White Girl Problems
""Reading this book was such a thrill, I was as sleep deprived as Michelle Miller s Adderall-fueled characters but having way more fun. Like a digital age Edith Wharton, Miller brilliantly chronicles the clash of cultures between high finance and high tech with perfect intricacy and nuance. Hilarious, exhilarating, and so, so clever.
KEVIN KWAN, bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians
"I'm going to be honest: it's been a long time since I've sat down and read a book. That ended after I picked up"The Underwriting." But from the very first paragraph, I was hooked. It's sharp, sexy, smart and everything else you need for a perfect summer thriller. I wouldn't be surprised if this was the next book to land a huge movie deal."
Lindsey Sirera, "E! News Online
""Miller. . . us[es] storytelling to explore topics like the Silicon Valley gender gap."
--"SELF magazine
""The first-time author left a career in banking to write novels, and you can see why. The people she depicts in her debut effort . . . make for entertaining reading. These six young central characters, based in New York and California, aim to make a killing by taking public a dating app called Hook, a $1.5 billion dollar deal. Their plans to reap untold riches soon hit a snag."
"--Toronto Star"
This fast-paced corporate thriller offers ariveting glimpse into the world of Silicon Valley start-ups, Wall Street investment firms, and today s techy Millennial generation
-- "Library Journal" (starred review)
"The Underwriting" offers a tantalizing glimpse into the boardrooms and bedrooms of the young financiers and entrepreneurs behind a Silicon Valley IPO. Both a corporate thriller and an expose of two generation-defining worlds, I found it both sexy and smart. I was hooked from start to finish.
CRISTINA ALGER, author of "The Darlings
"
""The Underwriting" is the best one night stand I've ever had. Witty, sexy and sharp I'd definitely call the next day. An authentically-hip novel with razor sharp characters which make it (in banking terms) a STRONG BUY."
TURNEY DUFF, "New York Times "bestselling author of "The Buy Side"

""The Underwriting" rolls out an irresistible tale about those narcissistic characters you read about who ride the waves between Wall Street and Silicon Valley and inflict us all with their dreams of riches and fame.
BRUCE PORTER, "New York Times" bestselling author of Blow
A salacious corporate thriller.
"-- Departures"
A more intricate"Devil Wears Prada "for the tech generation.
" Kirkus Reviews"
Combine[s] the best of Millenial technologies and Wall Street greed . . . Readers will find this a quick, entertaining read.
" Publishers Weekly
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"From the Hardcover edition.""
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About Michelle Miller

Michelle Miller worked at J.P. Morgan Private Bank and as a consultant in Palo Alto, New York, and Europe before leaving to penThe Underwriting. Her writing has appeared inthe Huffington Post, Medium, Town & Country, andRedbook. She holds a BA and an MBA from Stanford University, and currently splits her time between New York and her hometown of Asheville, North Carolina."
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1,522 ratings
3.73 out of 5 stars
5 25% (373)
4 38% (574)
3 27% (411)
2 8% (121)
1 3% (43)
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