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Liar's Poker (Hodder Great Reads) by [Lewis, Michael]
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The funniest book on Wall Street I've ever read. -- Tom Wolfe

The funniest book on Wall Street I ve ever read. --Tom Wolfe"

The funniest book on Wall Street I ve ever read.--Tom Wolfe"

Often profane, always hilarious, right on the mark.

So memorable and alive . . . one of those rare works that encapsulate and define an era.

The funniest book on Wall Street I've ever read.--Tom Wolfe

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'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

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 943 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (5 Jun. 2006)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004JHY7PY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 174 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,535 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By tallmanbaby TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 25 Sept. 2016
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This book is arguably patient zero for the ongoing epidemic of books about working in the high stakes world of business, in this case Salomon Brothers in New York and London during the mid-1980s.

The author writes well, is smart with a good story to tell. There are more up to date books, and more recent financial upheavals to read about, but this remains a highly readable and enjoyable account of a deeply unreal world.

I am however a little surprised at the incredible popularity of the book, by now this ground has been well trodden by other writers, so the book might not seem quite so remarkable to readers now.
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Great book as always a very enjoyable read and provides some useful information about banking and history. Would recommend reading barberians at the gate as well as it touches on some of the same characters
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One of the first books I ever read coming into the Financial Services industry and it was a riveting read. Since reading it I passed it onto my son who is also hoping to go into Financial Services. It's not as relevant today as it was 20 years ago but it still conjures up those days of excess, bravado and Mr Gekko/Wallstreet.
Good fun read if you can see beyond the grief this culture started.
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A wonderfully written, vivid account of Salomon Brothers bank in the 80s. The characters, institutional mechanics and prevailing culture described forewarn of the financial disaster our respective governments and financial markets walked us into. Liars Poker is to the financial industry, what Antony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential was to the Restaurant industry- a rock n roll cautionary tale of our times.
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I read this book after being recommended it by a collegue and former investment banker. It's fast-paced, funny in parts, but most important of all, it's real! Not some wishy washy work of fiction, but a first hand account by somebody who has seen the banking system from the inside and can honestly comment on its virtues and numerous vices.
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It's okayish if you are interested in the atmospehere and events that led to to wealth of few and misery of many. But I really feel like complete book could be condensed to a 100 page read and be much more digestable and fun to read. Wouldn't recommend to someone without some kind of trading knowledge because it's to many of such details that span for pages and pages.
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The genius of this book is the way a potentially boring subject (finance, economics) is conveyed in a humorous and captivating way. I loved the characterisations (my favourite being 'The Human Piranha'); it's easy to see how this book was influential in the making of films such as Wall Street and Boiler Room.

Some of the financial jargon and processes were lost on me at times, but that did not detract in any way from this superb account of how people behave when they win and lose in the world of high finance.
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As your you'd expect from Michael Lewis, excellent read and incredibly insightful into the culture of the bond traders during that time in history. Easy enough for the layman and still interesting for the financially astute.
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