Bad Business: A Novel

Bad Business: A Novel

by Goldstone

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Former options trader Goldstone's amusing but superficial satire of big money, Washington politics and Madison Avenue machinations was a BOMC featured alternate. Author tour. (Apr.)
Library Journal
Goldstone is former head currency trader at a major investment bank and author of the humorous memoir Trading Up: Surviving Success As a Woman Trader on Wall Street ( LJ 3/1/88). Her hilarious first novel satirizes the workings of the U.S. government and high finance. The tumultuous plot is improbable but captivating even for nonfinanciers. Julie Wilson, a wet-behind-the-ears account executive for a major ad agency, persuades the dour Secretary of the Treasury to upgrade his department's public image with a prime-time television commercial. Her plan works, and Julie's career skyrockets--but its success destroys a U.S. Congressman's controversial plan to ban the import of Japanese cars and imperils the future of her fiance's banking firm. Goldstone has an insider's grasp of finance and international economics and a deft touch with comic narrative.-- Joyce Smothers, Monmouth Cty. Lib., Manalapan, N.J.

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Faber and Faber
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New American Fiction Ser.
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