Somehow that message failed to come across. Six months after Liar’s Poker was published, I was knee-deep in letters from students at Ohio State who wanted to know if I had any other secrets to share about Wall Street. They’d read my book as a how-to manual.
In the two decades since then, I had been waiting for the end of Wall Street.
A recent bank failure also had connections with Liar's Poker. Franklin Bank was closed by regulators on November 7th. As described by this NY Times article it was started less than a decade ago by its chairman, Lewis Ranieri, who invented mortgage backed securities and was featured prominently in Liar's Poker.
So I thought this would be a good time to mention some of Michael Lewis's books. Below are links where you can buy them at Amazon. I'll receive a small referral bonus if you use these links. If you know of other good finance-related books, please leave a comment.
If you are going to buy other stuff at Amazon, please consider using the search box below. I'll also receive a small referral bonus from those purchases. Thanks!
- Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street
- The Money Culture
- The Real Price of Everything: Rediscovering the Six Classics of Economics
- Panic: The Story of Modern Financial Insanity
- Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game