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Liar's Poker: Rising through the Wreckage on Wall Street

Liar's Poker: Rising through the Wreckage on Wall Street

by Michael LewisMichael Lewis
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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393338690
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 03/15/2010
Pages: 310
Sales rank: 24,566
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

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

Date of Birth:

October 15, 1960

Place of Birth:

New Orleans, LA


Princeton University, B.A. in Art History, 1982; London School of Economics, 1985

Table of Contents

Preface 9

1 Liar's Poker 13

2 Never Mention Money 21

3 Learning to Love Your Corporate Culture 39

4 Adult Education 67

5 A Brotherhood of Hoods 99

6 The Fat Men and Their Marvelous Money Machine 129

7 The Salomon Diet 167

8 From Geek to Man 189

9 The Art of War 229

10 How Can We Make You Happier? 255

11 When Bad Things Happen to Rich People 285

Epilogue 307

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Tom Wolfe

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

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