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Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he landed a job at Salomon Brothers, one of Wall Street's premier investment firms. During the next three years, Lewis rose from callow trainee to bond salesman, raking in millions for the firm and cashing in on a modern-day gold rush. Liar's Poker is the culmination of those heady, frenzied years--a behind-the-scenes look at a unique and turbulent time in American business. From the frat-boy camaraderie of the forty-first-floor trading room to the killer instinct that made ambitious young men gamble everything on a high-stakes game of bluffing and deception, here is Michael Lewis's knowing and hilarious insider's account of an unprecedented era of greed, gluttony, and outrageous fortune.

Author Biography

Michael Lewis is the best-selling author of Moneyball, The Blind Side, and The Big Short. He lives in Berkeley with his wife and three children.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 9
Liar's Pokerp. 13
Never Mention Moneyp. 21
Learning to Love Your Corporate Culturep. 39
Adult Educationp. 67
A Brotherhood of Hoodsp. 99
The Fat Men and Their Marvelous Money Machinep. 129
The Salomon Dietp. 167
From Geek to Manp. 189
The Art of Warp. 229
How Can We Make You Happier?p. 255
When Bad Things Happen to Rich Peoplep. 285
Epiloguep. 307
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