American Sucker (Google eBook)

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Hachette Digital, Inc., Jan 12, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages
11 Reviews
Denby's writing has made him one of the country's most sought-after critics, and "Great Books" was a "New York Times" bestseller. Here Denby tells the story not only of his own decline, but of his new friends Sam Waksal, indicted founder of ImClone, and Henry Blodgett, disgraced analyst for Merrill Lynch.
  

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User Review  - Michele - Goodreads

I never got through this, finally returned it to the library basically unread. Read full review

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User Review  - Laurel - Goodreads

David Denby is one angry man. In this mostly "one note" rant, Denby chronicles how he lost (on paper) almost a million dollars during the tech stock bubble and burst. His memoir makes him come off as ... Read full review

Contents

Speeding
3
Euphoria
19
Moves
34
The End of Golf in Bulgaria
40
My Hero Wants to Slay the Bull
49
NyQuil Nyquist Blodget
53
On First Looking into the Wall Street Journal
64
Nasdaq 5000
75
The Mountains of the Past
168
Envy
173
The Mountains of the Future
184
Crash
198
Poof
218
THE YEARS 2001 AND 2002 LOSING MONEY
225
Pants on Fire
227
The Cancer Show
240

Seven Sins One Deadly
84
Tremors
95
A Thing Is Itself and Not Another Thing
101
Fog and Clarity
107
Sam Waksal
114
A Vision and Its Critics
122
Wavering
135
Flying and Landing
143
The Song of George the Song of Sam
154
September 112001
250
The End of Investing?
269
The End of Capitalism?
293
Slowing Down
311
Debts to Society
327
Bibliography
331
Acknowledgments
337
Copyright

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DAVID DENBY is on staff as a film critic at "The New Yorker" and is the author of the bestselling memoir, "Great Books", published in 1997. He lives in New York.

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