A modern resissue of a bestselling classic by the author of the #1 bestseller THE BIG SHORT
'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
Praise for LIAR'S POKER: '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