The Money Culture

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W. W. Norton & Company, Feb 14, 2011 - 298 pages
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The classic warts-and-all portrait of the 1980s financial scene.

The 1980s was the most outrageous and turbulent era in the financial market since the crash of '29, not only on Wall Street but around the world. Michael Lewis, as a trainee at Salomon Brothers in New York and as an investment banker and later financial journalist, was uniquely positioned to chronicle the ambition and folly that fueled the decade.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

With this collection of 30-odd pieces (all previously published in a half-dozen magazine and newspapers), Lewis (Liar's Poker, 1989) stakes a further claim to being the wittiest critic of private ... Read full review

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User Review  - dvf1976 - LibraryThing

I enjoy Michael Lewis's work. Lately I've been thinking about how much society is based on what-you-can-get-away-with. Michael Lewis seems to have a pretty fair eye for this, and bringing that to bear on Wall Street. Read full review


Christmas on Wall Street
The Absurdity of the American Express Card
Eddie the Chop House Boy
Bulldog Bull
Mary Cunningham Meet Ward Cleaver
Frankys Longest Mile
Do You Have a Fire in Your Belly?
Les Golden Boys
Dont Cry for Me Guacamole
Portrait of the American as a Bond Salesman
What the British Can Learn from American History
Slicing Up Europe for Fun and Profit

Leveraged RipOff
Ski Lift Tiff
Barbarians at the Trough
The Mystery of the Disappearing Employees
Mr Wall Street Goes to Washington
How Wall Street Took the S Ls for a Ride
When Bad Things Happen to Rich People
People in Glass Penthouses
Milkens Morals and Ours
Horatio Alger Trumped
Taken for a Ride on the Customers Yacht
How a Tokyo Earthquake Could Devastate Wall Street
The New York Investment Banker Abroad
Japanese Takeout
Pickens Lickin
Kamikaze Capitalism
The Japanese Art Bubble
A Wall Street Yankee in the Imperial Court
Where and When They First Appeared

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Michael Lewis, is the best-selling author of Liar’s Poker, Moneyball, The Blind Side, and Flash Boys. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and three children.

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