Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street

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Penguin Books, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 249 pages
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In fiction there was Bonfire of the Vanities; in reality, there is Liar's Poker--the fascinating insider's account of what really happens on Wall Street. This irreverent and hilarious birds-eye view of Wall Street's heyday will appeal to anyone intrigued by the allure of million dollar deals. Now in trade paper.

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As described by Lewis, liar's poker is a game played in idle moments by workers on Wall Street, the objective of which is to reward trickery and deceit. With this as a metaphor, Lewis describes his ... Read full review

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Worth it alone for the chapter on how collateralized mortgage obligations were created. But you'd be missing some great story telling if you skipped the rest.

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Contents

Liars Poker
13
Never Mention Money
18
Learning to Love Your Corporate Culture
32
Copyright

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About the author (1990)

Michael Lewis was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 15, 1960. He received a BA in art history from Princeton University in 1982 and a Masters in economics from the London School of Economics in 1985. He is a non-fiction author/journalist of mostly financial themes. His books include Liar's Poker, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game, The Money Culture, Boomerang, and Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt.

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