Liar's Poker Paperback
Part of the Flipback series
Published for the first time in flipback - the new, portable, stylish format that's taken Europe by storm. FUNNY, FRIGHTENING, BREATHLESS AND HEARTLESS, LIAR'S POKER IS A TALE OF HYSTERICAL GREED AND AMBITION SET IN AN OBSESSED, ENCLOSED WORLD. From mere trainee to lowly geek, to triumphal Big Swinging Dick: that was Michael Lewis's pell-mell progress through the dealing rooms of Salomon Brothers in New York and London during the heady mid-1980s when they were probably the world's most powerful and profitable merchant bank.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 504 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 30/06/2011
- Category: Autobiography: general
- ISBN: 9781444738469
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Review by JBD1
The first book I read in flipback format was Michael Lewis' <i>Liar's Poker</i> (Hodder & Stoughton, 2011). Not the sort of thing I'd generally pick up, but I wanted to try out the format and the book proved well worth the reading. Funny, but also absolutely scary in the way it portrayed Wall Street culture of the late 1980s from the perspective of a bit-player in the drama (Lewis as a twenty-something employee of Salomon Brothers).