From the author of the Big Short
By Michael Lewis
The original classic that revealed the truth about ambition, greed and excess in London and Wall Street, by the author of #1 bestsellers The Big Short and Flash Boys
The original classic that revealed the truth about ambition, greed and excess in London and Wall Street, by the author of #1 bestsellers THE BIG SHORT and FLASH BOYS.
From mere trainee to lowly geek, to triumphal Big Swinging Dick: that was Michael Lewis's pell-mell progress through the dealing rooms of Salomon Brothers in New York and London during the heady mid-80s when they were probably the world's most powerful and profitable merchant bank.
Funny, frightening, breathless and heartless, Liar's Poker is the original story of hysterical greed and excessive ambition, one that is now more potent and enthralling than ever.
'If you thought Gordon Gekko of the Wall Street movie was an implausibly corrupt piece of fiction, see how you like the real thing. This rip-the-lid-off account of the bond-dealing brouhaha is the work of a real-life bond salesman.' The Sunday Times
'Wickedly funny' Daily Express
'Hilarious' New York Times
- Other details
- Publication date:
05 Jun 2006
- Page count:
An amazing book, readable, funny and mind-boggling ... one of the great business books of all time — Punch
Read all about it: headlong greed, inarticulate obscenity, Animal House horseplay . . . — The Sunday Times
Immense verve and wit — 20/20 Magazine
A highly immoral book — Daily Mail
Wickedly funny — Daily Express
As traders would say, this book is a buy — Financial Times