The Money Culture

The Money Culture

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by Michael Lewis
     
 

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THE MONEY CULTURE takes us on an uproarious ride through the most outrageous and turbulent era in the financial markets since the crash of '29.

Michael Lewis, whose LIAR'S POKER foreshadowed events at Salomon Brothers, instructs us in the moral codes of Donald Trump, Leona Helmsley, Ivan Boesky and sundry luminaries. He conducts a tour through the 1980s world of

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THE MONEY CULTURE takes us on an uproarious ride through the most outrageous and turbulent era in the financial markets since the crash of '29.

Michael Lewis, whose LIAR'S POKER foreshadowed events at Salomon Brothers, instructs us in the moral codes of Donald Trump, Leona Helmsley, Ivan Boesky and sundry luminaries. He conducts a tour through the 1980s world of high finance in chapters like "When Bad Things Happen to Rich People," "Why You Should Leave Home Without It: The Growing Absurdity of the American Express Card" and "The Difference Between Milken's Morals and Ours." It is a trip we are not soon to forget.

"One of those rare works that encapsulate and define an era." (Fortune)

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Lewis wrote a very funny and trenchant book about life as a junior bond trader on Wall Street in the mid-1980s and called it Liar's Poker ( LJ 9/1/89). In this new book, he revisits familiar ground. In essays and pieces that originally appeared in magazines and newspapers, he strolls down Wall Street and takes aim at such targets as Michael Milken, the RJR Nabisco takeover, Louis Rukeyser, the Savings & Loan crisis, the Japanese, etc., and dissects them. There is not much in the way of true revelation here, but, with Lewis's puckish humor and inimitable writing style, the stories are entertaining and thought-provoking. And he proves that ``the raw itch for money is still with us as surely as ever . . . and the money on Wall Street is better than elsewhere.'' This should be a big hit with the readers of his previous book. For all popular nonfiction collections.-- Richard Drezen, Merrill Lynch Lib., New York
Fortune
“Journalism of a high order…Lewis's insouciance is one of his great charms as a writer, along with a graceful prose style, a mordant wit, and a thorough grounding in the world of finance…One of those rare works that encapsulate and define an era.”
USA Today
“The funniest and most trenchant commentator on the money-mad moguls reshaping our world today.”
BusinessWeek
“One of our most entertaining writers…The Money Culture rivals Liar's Poker in giggle-inspiring quality.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140173185
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
10/28/1992
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.78(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

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

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
October 15, 1960
Place of Birth:
New Orleans, LA
Education:
Princeton University, B.A. in Art History, 1982; London School of Economics, 1985

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The Money Culture 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lewis is a great read. I guess I would prefer a book as opposed to a series of articles. Would have liked the publication dates to be included in the chapter headings for context.
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