Author: Michael Lewis
Year Published: 1989
Description: This nonfiction book portrays with humor Michael Lewis's observations as a bond salesman from 1984-1987. Partly autobiographical, it chronicles his education and arrival on Wall Street and offers an insider's perspective on the personalities and risk-taking culture that characterized a period of great consequence in the financial sector. It also provides a history of the author's former employer, Salomon Brothers, and its dramatic rise and fall. The book's name reflects a high-stakes game sometimes played by traders during idle time.
'Most of the time when markets move, no one has any idea why. A man who can tell a good story can make a good living as a broker."'
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