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The Money Culture | [Michael Lewis]

The Money Culture

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 who commanded the headlines and rewrote the rules.
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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.

©2011 Michael Lewis (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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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  • Me
    SAN DIEGO, CA, United States
    12/05/12
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    "Not the normal great Michael Lewis"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Better story flow. Seems like a bunch of random short stories with no real defined message to the reader.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Somewhat fitting.


    Have you listened to any of Alexander Cendese’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, I think he's a great narrator. He did a great job keeping me interested in a rather unorganized story line.


    Could you see The Money Culture being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    I read the reviews that said this was not Lewis' best work, yet I insisted on purchasing the audio book anyway. Micheal Lewis is one of my favorite authors and I enjoy anything related to finance, but even I was bored at times. Lewis still does a great job writing in a witty and humorous manner, but the underlying story just isn't there. It's just a bunch of short stories thrown together that are similar to "Liar's Poker" but not nearly as good. You can probably pass on this one, and instead just re-listen to "Liar's Poker" or "The Big Short".

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Laura
    Cedar Hill, TX, United States
    14/09/13
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    "Louis Rukeyser in the Amazon"

    The whole thing is worth it for the hilarious story of the Louis Rukeyser "investment cruise" to the jungle.

    I agree that some of these are a bit slow, but it's a rather fun walk through the 80's and 90's, looking back.

    I thought the narrator was great.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • joespi
    chicago, IL
    23/04/12
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    "Great Book"
    Any additional comments?

    This was an excellent overlay between the consequences of what happened (most of which I wasn't really aware of) and the cultures that influenced the directions of things. It was interesting from start to finish.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • david
    United States
    02/04/12
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    "Not worth the time, the narrator is terrible, READ"
    What would have made The Money Culture better?

    A professional narrator


    What was most disappointing about Michael Lewis’s story?

    narration, which is %100 the value of an audio book.


    What about Alexander Cendese’s performance did you like?

    ?


    What character would you cut from The Money Culture?

    It a group of non-sequiter short stories.


    Any additional comments?

    I would just read this one on your own. not a good audio book as it stands now.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Al
    New York, NY, United States
    16/11/11
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    "crap"

    Didn't like it at all, as a distinction from every other Michael Lewis' book. .-((

    3 of 10 people found this review helpful
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