'Michael Lewis is, by a long way, the most important financial writer alive today' Spectator
'As traders would say, this book is a buy' Financial Times
By the author of the #1 bestseller THE BIG SHORT and the original business classic LIAR'S POKER comes the classic 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 Solomon Brothers in New York and as an investment banker and later financial journalist, was uniquely positioned to chronicle the ambition and folly that fueled that decade.
In these trenchant, often hilarious, true tales we meet the colourful movers and shakers who commanded the headlines and rewrote the rules.
Whether he is analysing the unsavoury details of the RJR Nabisco takeover or flaying American Express. Lewis brings to the task a wicked pen and a triumphant sense of humour
Michael Lewis is a former banker who worked at Salamon Brothers in the height of Eighties boom. He writes regularly as a journalist and is the author of several books, including the international bestseller, LIAR'S POKER.
Michael Lewis was born in New Orleans and educated at Princeton University and the London School of Economics. He has written several books including the international bestseller, Liar's Poker, widely considered the book that defined Wall Street during the 1980s. Lewis is contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and also writes for Vanity Fair and Portfolio magazine. He is married with three children.