Liar's Poker (Paperback)

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Description


The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker.


Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he landed a job at Salomon Brothers, one of Wall Street’s premier investment firms. During the next three years, Lewis rose from callow trainee to bond salesman, raking in millions for the firm and cashing in on a modern-day gold rush. Liar’s Poker is the culmination of those heady, frenzied years—a behind-the-scenes look at a unique and turbulent time in American business. From the frat-boy camaraderie of the forty-first-floor trading room to the killer instinct that made ambitious young men gamble everything on a high-stakes game of bluffing and deception, here is Michael Lewis’s knowing and hilarious insider’s account of an unprecedented era of greed, gluttony, and outrageous fortune.

About the Author


Michael Lewis is the best-selling author of Liar’s Poker, Moneyball, The Blind Side, The Big Short, and The Undoing Project. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and three children.

Praise For…


The funniest book on Wall Street I’ve ever read.
— Tom Wolfe

Often profane, always hilarious, right on the mark.

So memorable and alive . . . one of those rare works that encapsulate and define an era.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780393338690
ISBN-10: 039333869X
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: March 15th, 2010
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Norton Paperback