"GOD IN THE PITS was EXCELLENT"
"BRILLIANT ... must reading" --Futures Magazine
"DYNAMIC--a true page-turner" --Barron's
"JUST WHAT THE PITS NEED" --Institutional Investor
"One of the most unexpected stories to emerge from the trading floor" --Chicago Sun Times
"Poignant and sensitively written." --Kansas City Times
"...has the confidence of a Christian with four aces..." --Kirkus
Mark Andrew Ritchie (featured in Schwager's best-selling Market Wizards II) grew up in the poverty and strangeness of Afghanistan, the deep south of Texas, and an Oregon-coast logging town. The Vietnam War crystallized his love of rebellion. He became an occupational vagabond--funeral home operative, Chicago Transit bus driver, long-haul trucker, jail guard, and more--an unlikely backdrop for launching a career in the take-no-prisoners financial markets of Chicago.