Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street's Post-Crash Recruits
By Kevin Roose
From The Wolf of Wall Street to Liar's Poker, Wall Street's stories of greed and ambition are legendary. Young Money offers a fresh view for the new generation. As well as being an expose of recent excess, it is the story of how the financial crisis changed a generation and remade Wall Street from the bottom up.
'If Martin Scorsese's film The Wolf of Wall Street is about the finance industry's greediest adults, Kevin Roose's Young Money is a look at those wolves as cubs' Amazon.com 'Best Book of the Month'
Every year, thousands of eager graduates are hired by the world's financial giants, where they're taught the secrets of making obscene amounts of money -- as well as how to dress, talk, date, drink, and schmooze like real financiers. Young Money is the exclusive, inside story of this well-guarded world.
Investigative reporter Kevin Roose shadows eight rookies as they are exposed to the exhausting workloads, huge bonuses, and recreational drugs that have always characterized Wall Street life. But they experience something new, too: an industry forever changed by the massive financial collapse of 2008. And as they get their Wall Street educations, they face hard questions about morality, prestige, and the value of their work.
'A great new read that doubles as a post-crash update to Michael Lewis' Liar's Poker - Mother Jones
'A fun fast read that will make you laugh out loud' Fortune Magazine
Kevin Roose is a business and technology writer for New York magazine and NYMag.com. Previously, he was a staff reporter for the New York Times, where he covered Wall Street for the business section and for DealBook, the Times' award-winning financial news site. He is the author of The Unlikely Disciple, and his writing has appeared in GQ, Esquire, ESPN: The Magazine, and other major publications.
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Roose's book is like a 21st-century Der Struwwelpeter, a cautionary tale for the young and gifted — Daily Mail
An excellent book . . . asks a serious and important question: is this really the best use we can make of our brightest young people, to turn them into conformist drones who will mock anyone who turns up at the office in slightly too colourful a tie — Irish Daily Mail