The Money Culture

  • by Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by Alexander Cendese
  • 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.
In these trenchant, often hilarious true tales, we meet the colorful movers and shakers (or did they call themselves Big Swinging Dicks?) who commanded the headlines and rewrote the rules. Whether he is analyzing the unsavory details of the RJR Nabisco takeover or flaying American Express, Michael Lewis brings to task a wicked pen and a triumphant sense of humor.

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What the Critics Say

"One of our most entertaining writers.... The Money Culture rivals Liar’s Poker in giggle-inspiring quality.” (BusinessWeek)
"One of those rare works that encapsulate and define an era.” (Fortune)

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Really good book, but wrong about English

It was an entertaining listen. However the stuff he said about England couldn't be more wrong. It's 17 years since he wrote that bit, I'm an English student going into banking and I have no intention of spending my career in america.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-02-2011
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio