Liar's Poker

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Coronet, 1999 - Brokers - 304 pages
435 Reviews

From mere trainee to lowly geek, to triumphal Big Swinging Dick: that was Michael Lewis' pell-mell progress through the dealing rooms of Salomon Brothers in New York and London during the heady mid-1980s when they were probably the world's most powerful and profitable merchant bank.

A true-life Bonfire of the Vanities, funny, frightening, breathless and heartless, his is a tale of hysterical greed and ambition set in an obsessed, enclosed world.

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Fun for the insight it gives into Wall Street. - Goodreads
Great intro to the 1980s bond market - Goodreads
I really enjoy Michael Lewis's writing. - Goodreads
I think that Michael Lewis is a superb writer. - Goodreads
It was a very good book, and I like the humble ending. - Goodreads
It's a page turner :) - Goodreads

Review: Liar's Poker

User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

I've always like michael Lewis novels. He's a great story teller and this is a great introduction to how he got started in his career. Read full review

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User Review  - Dude-von Dudenstein - Goodreads

a very funny read, although as this is one of authors first books... the green is quite clearly visible. Message from the book is not very clear as the author is inside the circle but somehow considered himself above everyone else in wall street. Read full review

About the author (1999)

Michael Lewis is the author of several books, including the international bestseller, LIAR'S POKER. He is a visiting fellow at the University of California at Berkeley.

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