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The Buy Side: A Wall Street Trader's Tale of Spectacular Excess

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2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

The Buy Side, by Turney Duff, is a thoughtful, well-crafted memo

The Buy Side, by Turney Duff, is a thoughtful, well-crafted memoir that captures your soul and sucks you in. I literally couldn't put it down. It has a great flow and rhythm to it; the metaphors often made me giggle out loud. 
I don't know the first thing about Wall Str...
The Buy Side, by Turney Duff, is a thoughtful, well-crafted memoir that captures your soul and sucks you in. I literally couldn't put it down. It has a great flow and rhythm to it; the metaphors often made me giggle out loud. 
I don't know the first thing about Wall Street or finance but I certainly learned a thing or two about how things really work; after hours and after dark. The juicy details of what goes on behind the scenes of Wall Street mixed with the sometimes humorous and often painful experience of the author's demise due to his hideous disease called addiction captured and held my attention from start to finish.
All the passages that included financial jargon were written in such a way that a layperson like myself could understand. The author teaches you these tidbits through fascinating recounts of events that, unlike Liar's Poker, are fact and not fiction. 
That someone lived this life; that someone survived this life and is able to retell it in such a captivating way, is in and of itself unbelievable. 
Whether you are interested in Wall Street, addiction or just plain ole drama and great writing, this book is incredibly entertaining and I can't recommend it highly enough. Read it now, thank me later.

posted by Anonymous on June 4, 2013

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

I was so disappointed by how boring this book was. It is not at

I was so disappointed by how boring this book was. It is not at all an interesting tale of either remorse or adventure. Both the Wall Street and addiction stories have both been "memorized" before, in actually interesting and well-written works. It's mystifyin...
I was so disappointed by how boring this book was. It is not at all an interesting tale of either remorse or adventure. Both the Wall Street and addiction stories have both been "memorized" before, in actually interesting and well-written works. It's mystifying that this poorly penned, snooze-worthy tome found a publisher.  One of the worst things I've ever read.

posted by Anonymous on June 26, 2013

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    Posted June 29, 2013

    An uninteresting, poorly written, and self-aggrandizing book.

    An uninteresting, poorly written, and self-aggrandizing book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2013

    I was so disappointed by how boring this book was. It is not at

    I was so disappointed by how boring this book was. It is not at all an interesting tale of either remorse or adventure. Both the Wall Street and addiction stories have both been "memorized" before, in actually interesting and well-written works. It's mystifying that this poorly penned, snooze-worthy tome found a publisher.  One of the worst things I've ever read.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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