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Liar's Poker by Michael Lewis
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Mar 17, 08

bookshelves: read-in-the-2000s
Recommended to Charlaralotte by: my accountant

My accountant recommended this book. He was an ex-IRS man, and played straight by the rules. I had to stop using him because he played too straight & things got expensive.

Anyway, he told me to read this book when he saw my investments. He was anti-Wall Street in every way. Given today's bail-out of Bear Stearns, I should have listened to him.

This book follows a fellow through the training program at Goldman Sachs & up through the ranks of the traders. You will think much less of the stock market after you get done. You will be positively paranoid when you get done. But it's a splendid, bitingly sarcastic, horribly honest account of the people behind your money. They're just like you and I: a bunch of back-biting, cheating, preening, lying nitwits.

Not sure what's up with this book cover image. The cover I had was much more legible. Lots of orange and white. This current cover is entirely too taupe.
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